Surprising Benefits of Exercise

 “There is no pill that comes close to what exercise can do,  and if there was one, it would be extremely expensive.”

Claude Bouchard, director of the human genomics laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center 

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has contributed to millions of us spending more than at home than usual. I have not been as active as my body needs, and there has been a negative difference.   I’m sitting here today thinking about adding activities to be more active. I’ve been reading about the latest science of exercise.  Did you know that exercise can have a positive effect on your life in many ways?  According to Time magazine’s  The New Science of Exercise, only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week, more than half of all baby boomers report doing no exercise whatsoever, and 80.2 million Americans over age 6 are entirely inactive.  It seems exercise is really medicine – great medicine better than any pill.  Let’s look at some of the most significant benefits of exercise and some tips to get you started.   Read More