Can exercise really help in the fight against heart disease and cancer?

Friends and neighbors

Today is a great day.  Today is Joshua Paul’s birthday and he is 6.  He is excited cause we are going to have some fun tonight for his birthday!  Woohoo! 

I am sure you know that exercise is great for you.  We all know this to some extent, and the evidence just keeps piling up.  I want you to read this from Dr. Mercola’s site today concerning how exercise can help in the fight against heart disease and cancer.  It is just a small bit from his article today, but powerful.  Check this out:

“Researchers have measured the biochemical changes that occur during exercise, and found alterations in more than 20 different metabolites. Some of these compounds help you burn calories and fat, while others help stabilize your blood sugar, among other things. Essentially, being of a healthy weight and exercising regularly creates a healthy feedback loop that optimizes and helps maintain healthy glucose and insulin levels through optimization of insulin receptor sensitivity. And, as I’ve mentioned before, insulin resistance—primarily driven by excessive consumption of refined sugars and grains along with lack of exercise—is the underlying factor of nearly all chronic disease that can take years off your life.

For example, heart disease and cancer are two of the top killers of Americans, and exercise can effectively help prevent the onset of both, primarily by driving down your insulin levels. Exercise also helps lower your estrogen levels, which explains why it appears to be particularly potent against breast cancer.”

As you have read from us before and you can see in his quote above, controlling your insuline levels is crucial for improved health.  There are many factors that help in this area, and exercise is one of the biggees.  So make sure and find a way to move.  ANd remember, it does not have to be something you hate and or that takes a lot of your time.  If you dont like exercise, then you probably never will, but so what.  You find what you prefer to do from the given options, then choose to do it 3-5 times a week for 10+ minutes.  And remember, absolutely yes, 10 minutes of high intensity exercise (intenity relative to individual) is highly beneficial.  So just GET ON IT DOG’ON IT!!


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