When we watch TV, we are often bombarded with dozens of advertisements that provide nearly all drugs under the sun. It may amaze us if we know the potential side effects of these drugs. In fact, we may better off enduring our long-term illness symptoms than facing potential side effects that may actually result to death. We should be aware that many drugs don’t really treat the root causes of the disease. They may only solve the symptoms. If we would just adhere to the often-repeated advices to exercise our physical self, we may alleviate many root problems of illnesses. Feeling tired, even after enough rest? A mile of brisk walk on the park could actually boost our energy, instead of spending the whole afternoon for another nap. Although exercise is often seen a tiring activity, it could actually increase our energy levels.
Exercise doesn’t only deal with fatigue, it could also help as fight more serious diseases, like cardiovascular issues and cancer. It may sound counterintuitive that engaging in regular exercises and expend energy could pay off with improved energy. In fact, when people feel fatigued, the last thing they do is perform exercise. Experts have indicated that becoming more active would help if we are physically fatigued or inactive. Unfortunately, in modern society, people often look for a cup of coffee, energy bar or sports drink to obtain an extra edge, so they can get through the day. On the contrary, we could just lace up our tennis shoes and do various physical activities to get those sparks of energy that we are looking for. Studies on sedentary people show that they experience improvement in fatigue symptoms and they feel more energized.
Average effects experienced by regular exercise could be better than those provided by drugs for narcolepsy or ADHD. According to various studies, it is proven that many people from healthy individuals to cancer sufferers have benefitted from daily exercises. People with diabetes and other chronic condition may also get many benefits from typical exercise routines that they could do every day. Many experts have discovered direct relations between cardiovascular deaths and lack of physical activities. In general, we should do typical physical activities to make our muscles stronger. Our heart is a moving organ and it is consisted of various muscles. Stronger heart can pump blood with much less effort. It means, our heart could work less strenuously during typical conditions, because it has been properly conditioned during exercises.
People who perform daily exercises should have increased HDL cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Fat deposits can be transported away from arteries and they will return to fat for proper processing. People who lack physical activities tend to have more LDL cholesterol in their arterial wall that can form fatty deposits and block the blood flow. How physical exercises can make our blood pressure lower is still unclear, but hypertension is often associated with low physical activities.