Happy New Year – Exercise More as an Antidote to the Stress of the Healthcare Debate

by Marilou Long on January 5, 2010

in Healthcare,Recommended Reading

In this , the author points out many of the benefits of regular exercise.

“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.

Physical activity 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 30- to 45-minute walk five times a week—can boost the body”s immune system, increasing the circulation of Compete against other players in the to secure your place on the Leaderboard, and win the cash prize. natural killer cells that fight off viruses and bacteria. And exercise has been shown to improve the body”s response to the influenza vaccine, making it more effective at keeping the virus at bay.”

Maybe if our Congressional leaders exercised more, they would be more civil to each other and the American people when debating such an important topic for both our health and our economy.

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