We all know exercise has so many benefits. Just to name a few, it can improve our health, help us lose weight, increase stamina and energy level, stress reliever and boost self confidence.
Personally, I exercise because I feel good inside and out. As a personal trainer, I need to lead the way and be a good example to my trainees. I have to practice what I preach.
But on a recent study done by the British Medical Journal, a comparison was done to over 340,000 patients to assess the effectiveness of exercise and drugs in preventing death. It has shown that physical activity has rivaled heart drugs and outperformed stroke medicine. Experts are not saying to abandon prescription pills but to include both exercise and pills to combat heart disease.
While were exercising less, prescription pills is increasing at an alarming rate. For example, in England, there were an average of 17.7 prescriptions for every person in 2010, compared with 11.2 in 2000. Instead of heavily depending on prescription pills to cure heart diseases, we can add preventative medicine such as a regimented physical activity to combat these heart diseases. Besides paying a personal trainer, exercise is an inexpensive but yet effective way to prevent heart diseases.