When we think of what exercise helps us with we usually think of maintaining a healthy weight. But exercise can do so much more for our health. Many diseases can be managed or prevented with exercise. Here are a few we highlight and why exercise helps.
Recent research shows that exercise can help. A 2007 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that women with fibromyalgia in a four-month exercise program reported significant improvements in physical function, fatigue, and depression.
If you have diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or it can’t use the insulin it makes. But when you exercise, your body becomes more responsive to insulin. It takes less insulin to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range.
Heart Disease and High Cholesterol –
One way exercise can help lower cholesterol is by helping you lose or maintain weight. Being overweight tens to increase the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in your blood, the kind of lipoprotein that’s been linked to heart disease.
Working out with arthritis can almost seem unmanageable or unbearable. But it is crucial that those with arthritis exercise. It helps increase strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue.