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Doctors Prescribe Exercise as “Best Preventive Drug”

Exercise: Preventive Drug

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  • Exercise helps normalize your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels by optimizing their receptor sensitivity. This is one of the most important factors for optimizing your overall health.
  • Compelling evidence also suggests that even if you exercise regularly, prolonged sitting is itself a risk factor for chronic disease and reduced lifespan. Standing up at regular intervals throughout the day can effectively counteract such ill effects
  • Researchers have stated that exercise is the “best preventive drug” known. One recent meta analysis found no statistically detectable differences between exercise and medications for prediabetes and heart disease
  • Exercise affects your entire body—from head to toe—in beneficial ways. This includes changes in your muscles, lungs, heart, joints, bones, and brain

By Dr. Mercola

One of the key health benefits of exercise is that it helps normalize your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels by optimizing insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity. This is perhaps the most important factor for optimizing your overall health and preventing chronic disease, and may explain why exercise is such a potent preventive medicine.


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