Researchers recently found out exercise can be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s.
Exercise has long since been believed as a way to improve the state of diseases. Here is a roundup of all the diseases that can be treated via exercise:
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Alzheimer’s Disease: According to the recent report Alzheimer’s patient can lead a better life if they carry out regular exercise. About 70 patients with mild cognitive impairment who are at a great risk of Alzheimer’s were put to exercise such as running on a treadmill to stretching and were found to have improved functions. Levels of a protein by the name of ‘Tau’ associated with Alzheimer’s feel significantly over a 6 months period in the subjects, reported NBC.
Heart Diseases: Regular physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness has been found to be very instrumental in lowering the risk of heart diseases. Physical activity targets and has a positive effect on numerous factors which can cause cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery flexibility, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Cardiovascular exercises make the heart muscles stronger thus eliminating disease risks, according to WebMD.
Cancer: Recent researchers have found exercise can lead to a decrease in a number of different types of cancer. It has been suggested breast cancer, colon cancer and tumors risk is decreased with regular exercise. The exercise level doesn’t need to be vigorous but simple and moderate exercises can help as is being considered as a major preventive measure for cancer.
Diabetes: Physical fitness can prevent the onset of diabetes along with creating better health for individuals already suffering from the condition. Exercise regulates the blood glucose levels and promotes entry of glucose into cells in a healthy way and lowers the blood glucose levels.
Obesity: Obesity as a disease can lead to a lot of other physical complications and is considered a precursor to many diseases. Obese individuals are at very high risks of developing chronic health conditions and exercise is apparently the most ideal way for them to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Flu & Cold: Exercise has been found to aid in preventing the flu and the common cold. Regular exercise keeps the immune system of the body up to date as there is regular blood flow and the cells and tissues circulate in a healthy manner. Exercise on a daily basis also increases the white cell count of the body which fights invading flu causing pathogens.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis involves the inflammation of the joints. Regular exercise helps in making the bones and muscles stronger and is considered a therapy for affected individuals. Exercise in case of rheumatoid arthritis can help a person to live longer and healthier with more muscle and joint movements possible. Different types of exercises have been designed to cater to the needs of different patients of rheumatoid arthritis.
Asthma: Asthma can be controlled with the right sort of exercise. For some people physical activity can induce an episode of asthma attack but if done in the right way individuals with asthma can benefit from the physical activity as it builds up their strength. Exercises such as walking, yoga, cycling can be extremely positive in managing asthma, according to Health.com.
Back pains: Exercise has also been found to be instrumental in relieving back pain problems. Low impact aerobic exercises can improve the strength and flexibility of the spine and improve muscle functions. Strengthening the muscles around the spine helps in decreasing the effects of back pain, reported Nutristrategy.com.
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Stroke: Exercise improves blood flow and strengthens the heart muscles therefore people who exercise regularly are at lower risks of receiving a stroke. Even individuals having suffered a stroke are advised to carry out regular exercise so blood flow can improve their muscles and activity.