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EXERCISE

We have forgotten about the “host”, our bodies, being one of our greatest defenses against becoming ill. If you begin a modest exercise program which is consistent, you will remain healthy. The surgeon general of United States issued a statement in the early 1980’s listing all the major health benefits that result from a modest exercise program. The highlights of these benefits are:

  • Weight loss
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stronger bones and a decreased risk of osteoporosis.
  • Elevated levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
  • Decreased level of “bad” LDL cholesterol.
  • Decreased levels of triglycerides (fats).
  • Increased strength and coordination, which leads to a decrease in the risks of falls.
  • Improved sensitivity to insulin.
  • Enhancement of the immune system.
  • Overall increase in one’s sense of well being.

One look at this list of health benefits is convincing, any individual who chooses to develop a consistent program of modest exercise is making an important choice to avoid developing many different diseases.