Exercise is appropriate for persons of all ages

        Despite knowing that regular exercises improve health while a sedentary life style can lead to many health problems, such as diabetes and cardiac disease, Americans are still lazy and have yet to be convinced that an investment of only thirty minutes a day is a small investment that pays a big health dividend.
        Science has shown that regular exercise improves the health of body and mind. Exercise is appropriate for persons of all ages. Exercising on a regular basis is the best remedy for the sick, for office workers, for the over weight, for the person depressed, and for any person with sedentary job or lifestyle. The sick person needs to move around rather than stay in bed or laying down in front the television. Some exercise helps improve the positive mood of the sick person. The challenge is to found some form of exercise that is appropriate for the particular person. For the person who has a sedentary lifestyle or the office worker that does not exercise, that person may easily develop many health issue such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Depression can be treated with a regiment of exercise or drugs. The drug often have side effects if used for long period of the time. Exercise can improve the condition with other health benefits.
       Dr Andrew Weil is a physician and a teacher; he has written books and is an authority in the field of holistic medicine. One of his remedies for depression is physical exercise. In his book ,Eight Weeks of Optimum Health, Weil mentioned that exercise is one of the suggestions for changing our lives: “You have in your hands a tool to the power of spontaneous healing in your body. I will guide you through this program
to changing your life, an Eight Week Program for improving health and gaining access step by step, explaining the change I will ask you to make in how you eat, how you exercise, how you breathe, and how you use your mind.”

        “A healthy mind is in a healthy body” is a common belief. Some people take it more seriously than others. Our brain is an organ and a muscle, and it needs regular exercise. Some people do crossword puzzles, to keep their minds sharp; others, read daily newspapers, magazines, and other publications to keep their minds active. A part of the population is addicted to the television, no matter what kind of show they see or spend their time watching, others choose game shows, such as,” Family Feud “, “ Deal or no Deal”, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader.” The audience of those programs can also practice these exercises.
        On January 5, 2010, a new research showed that regular weekly regular exercise can boost the body’s immune system. This research was published in an article titled “The Hidden Benefits of Exercise”, by Laura Landro. Landro stated the importance of physical activities:” As millions of Americans flock to the gym, armed with New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. Medical experts are offering an additional reason to exercise: Regular workouts may help fight off colds and flu, reduce the risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases and slow the process of aging.” Furthermore , Landro adds:”Physical activities has long been known to bestow such benefits as helping to maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress, not to mention tightening those abs. Now a growing body of research is showing that regular exercise – as simple as a brisk thirty to forth five minute walk, five times a week – can boost the body’s immune system, increasing the circulation of natural killer cells that fight off viruses and bacteria. And exercise has been shown to improve the body response to the influenza vaccine, making it more effective at keeping the virus at bay.”
        Many websites invite overweight people to join in a helpful and fun exercise program that will orient the people to the right exercise with consideration of age, sickness, and climate.
         AARP Bulletin, in one of her pubication; stated in the special report section, Titled “Fit@50+” an invitation to join a group of people and work with them in a special fitness program: “Get fit. Have fun. Visit our online fitness center for exercise news and motivational tips. You will find helpful articles about getting and staying active, plus interactive health tools. You can also join an online group, Fat2Fit that has helped nearly 4,000 people lose weight and become more physically active over the past ten yeasr”
          Women are more likely than men, to follow an exercise program because they are more concerned about their health and wellbeing. A new publication in February in the archives of Internal Medicine finds that women who get the moderate amount of exercise in middle age, tend to be much healthier at seventy and beyond “ Active women cross – over into the senior decades with far fewer chronic disease and greater mental acuity. So, you may wonder, how much exercise? Well, there is good news for the eighty-five percent of Americans who don’t have a regular, or a vigorous work-out routine. Turns out, walking is enough—the brisker, the better .”The Benefits”.
        A small investment pays off in big health dividends; there is clear and compelling evidence that regular exercise is beneficial to all ages and both sexes. As a prevention measure, it is a worthwhile habit throughout a person’s life. People buy fire, flood, vehicle, and health insurance, but they hope they will never have a fire or a flood. The exercise program is an insurance policy that pays in good health or in dividends the benefits are evident everywhere, in publications, in the media, on the internet, in the doctor’s offices, in the nutritionist’s office, in schools, universities, and sports programs.
        With hope, this article will raise awareness and motivation to improve the health of the nation’s population.


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