Physical Activity: Exercise Is The Fountain Of Youth

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Have you ever went to the doctor and been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease or maybe they told you that you are overweight and asked how often do you exercise? These conditions are all indicative of a sedentary lifestyle. What if the same doctor informed you that there was a fountain of youth that’s been known to slow down or reverse all these conditions? Your first response would be there is no such thing, then he clarifies that the fountain doesn’t reverse your age in the traditional sense, but it attacks the conditions you suffer from, resulting in a youthful and vibrant feeling. Then he drops the bombshell on you, busting your 20 burger eating bubble that exercise is the fountain he is …show more content…
In an article written by Chimen, et al.
(2012) they explain how “physical activity reduces coronary heart diseases, obesity, depression and delays the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes sufferers”. The founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute writes “walking at least half an hour a day, or for an hour three times a week” is the primary part of his program to reverse heart disease. (Ornish, n.d.). I think exercise is the fountain of youth because according to uhc.com “researchers learned that chromosomes can give clues on the effects of aging, the chromosomes of the most active people were similar to those of inactive people 10 years younger, a strong reason to get moving”. The last reason I think physical activity is the fountain of youth is because it makes you feel and look younger. Exercise reduces the effects of aging through reduced blood pressure, improved circulation of the blood, stress relieve, improving muscle mass and boosting your mood. According to fitness.mercola.com “exercise boosts your body 's natural production of human growth hormone (HGH). HGH is often referred to as "the fitness hormone," its
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All resulting in a healthier, youthful and more energized individual, and from my experience, those are all good results compared to being physically inactive. Some may object to the idea that physical activity is the fountain of youth and may want to reason that adapting healthy eating habits have the same effects as exercising when it to comes to minimizing risk or reversing heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. I must admit, according to
"Weight loss: Better to cut calories or exercise more? - Mayo Clinic," (2014), “Cutting calories through dietary changes seems to promote weight loss more effectively than just exercise and physical activity”. But dieting alone will not produce the same results. There will be and initial loss of weight through less calorie intake which is common. But without exercise the body will start to use protein for energy. The effects on your body are depression, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass. Nevertheless, if for some reason a person is unable to exercise then of course healthy eating should be there first priority, but once they are able to exercise, the benefits

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