How Regular Exercising Can Counteract Diseases

Regular physical exercise strengthens bones and muscles, and delivers oxygen to all parts of the body. Did you also know that exercising regularly not only prevents but also counteracts diseases and reduces the symptoms of chronic ailments?

A sedentary lifestyle without regular exercise is a recipe for ill health and makes you prone to diseases and infections. Not exercising sufficiently can make you feel lethargic and reduces your alertness. If you never give your heart and lungs a workout, any arthritis in joints may get worse.

Regular exercise has outsized physical as well as mental health benefits. The fact is that exercising regularly makes you feel much better in yourself, which reduces stress. And stress, combined with physical inactivity, also makes you more prone to depression and other illnesses, including neurological diseases.

How Does Exercise Counteract Diseases?

Combined with a healthy diet, exercise keeps you mobile, flexible, and strengthens the immune system. If you take part in physical activities every day you are much more likely to be able to ward off diseases.

Heart trouble is often caused by a build-up of fatty substances (plaque) in the arteries. Regular exercise prevents diseases like arteriosclerosis and gives you a better chance of a longer, healthier life.

Therapist helping elderly woman to use the cycling machine for exercise to counteract diseases.

In addition, regular exercise improves the functioning of your heart and lungs and makes you more resilient to chronic diseases. In fact, it improves the functioning of all your organs. Surprisingly perhaps, exercise can also slow down vision loss – due to improved circulation.

Exercising regularly safely sets you on the path to a disease-free and healthy old age by preventing and counteracting diseases. Many chronic diseases are associated with obesity and high blood sugar levels. And one of the best ways to reduce obesity and improve your metabolism is to do regular exercise.

Workouts also improve balance, coordination, and flexibility and reduce the risk of a fall. That’s important because a fall can render you immobile and unable to get the disease-counteracting benefits of exercise.

Which exercises are most helpful

Aerobic exercises, complemented by stretching and balancing exercises, are the best, and can also be fun. Never underestimate the mental and physical health benefits of such activities, especially if they also have a social dimension.

Breathing exercises strengthen the lungs and make you less prone to respiratory diseases. They can improve circulation, too. The improved flow of oxygenated blood due to exercising also strengthens brain function and counteracts diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s. A physical therapist can guide you on the most appropriate exercise regime for your circumstances.

Fairview Adult Day Care Center in Brooklyn NY includes yoga, aerobics, and dancing classes. Get maximum benefit from our state-of-the-art gym and fitness equipment with the aid of our dedicated physical therapists. We are only too well aware that regular exercise counteracts diseases of all kinds.

Our staff are here to help you exercise safely and educate you on health issues and answer all questions and concerns you may have. Never stop exercising regularly as it is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind.

This article is for educational and informational purpose only and does not substitute for professional medical advice. For any questions about your own health condition, speak to a qualified physician or healthcare provider.