We live in a world where we have managed to live longer than we used to compared to 50 years ago, but do we live healthier? Diseases like cancer, strokes, diabetes, and heart diseases are among the most common cause of death in many countries today. Although some diseases are inevitable, there are many ways to prevent such chronic diseases. Regular exercise not only has a positive impact on weight, strength, and balance but it could help in reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Exercise also helps in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
There are quite a few advantages of exercise. One of the positive impacts it has on what is probably the most widespread disease has long been underestimated. It is statistically proven that people who had training and exercise regularly are 20% to 30% less susceptible to prostate, breast, and colon cancer. This is because regular exercise has an influence on the biological process involved in the development of cancer. Besides, the risk of death is much lower in sporty cancer patients than in passive cancer patients. The effects of chemotherapy and the risk of relapse are also reduced.
It’s good for your brain
Exercise not only keeps the body fit but also the brain as well. There is some
effective medicine that can protect us from dementia. However, regular exercise can reduce the risk of dementia by more than 20%. It has been proven that endurance training, in particular, leads to the growth of those brain areas that are responsible for memory performance. People who already have dementia can even slow down the progression of the disease with regular exercise. So keep moving and get your brain going.