Recent Exercise Studies
Lately, there have been many tests going on about what exercise can and can’t help with. The studies have been for both people with mental and physical health issues. The studies consist of:
- Depression in people with heart failure
- Preventing Alzheimer’s
- Preventing Flu
- Exercise being over-rated for weight loss
- Exercise not being helpful for depression
- Whether or not lack of exercise kills more than cigarettes
- The increase in doctors prescribing exercise
- How exercise improves your memory
Notice how some of them contradict each other?
Exercise can absolutely help with depression. It gives you something to do and it makes you feel good. But, have you ever tried to get a depressed person to exercise? It’s almost impossible. Same goes for people with heart failure. If you can actually get them to exercise, it will most definitely help.
It makes sense that exercise can help prevent Alzheimer’s. If exercise boosts your brain activity, doesn’t that mean that you are making your brain healthier and stronger? Therefore, helping your brain work longer and more efficiently. This also goes along with the study about how exercise can improve your memory.
If exercise benefits every aspect of your health, then your immune system should benefit from it as well. It makes sense that you would be at less of a risk of getting the flu if your immune system had a little bit of an extra boost. You should also make sure that you are getting all your vitamins, especially vitamin C.
This next study really turned a few heads. How can exercise be over-rated for weight loss? How are you supposed to burn all of the calories you consume during the day if you can’t exercise? It really doesn’t make sense. Maybe people think that there should be more emphasis on nutrition and healthy eating than exercise. You wouldn’t get very far if you ate a greasy double cheese burger before exercising.
Since the invention of E-cigarettes, no wonder the number of deaths by cigarettes have gone down while the percentage of obesity is still going up.
Many people with blogs have been writing posts about how they went to the doctor and were questioned about how much exercise they were getting every single day. Maybe doctors are really trying to help people be healthy now instead of shoving pills down their throat.
These studies are all pretty interesting and odd at the same time. Some things you may have already known and others not so much. They are all about the same thing though: Exercise greatly improves your over-all health.
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Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape because she believes that taking care of your body is important. You can follow her at Google+.