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    Exercise as Medicine
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    Joe Piscatella posted:
    Just let me remind you of the sheer number of benefits that regular exercise can bring. It can strengthen your heart muscle, boost protective HDL cholesterol, protect the coronary arteries, reduce blood clotting, lower blood pressure, manage stress and help you to lose weight (if you need to). And as a result, it helps reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Robert Butler, an expert on aging, says it best: "If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation." Think about it.
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Thanks for another great post Dr. Piscatella!

    I was just reading a story about a 100-year-young woman who credits weight lifting and pilates for her quality of life . Proof right there.

    On that note, I'm off for a walk!

    Haylen
     
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    DeadManWalking57 responded:
    I discovered in cardiac rehab research, that the skeletal muscles produce a hormone that aids healing.

    So you will absolutely heal and recover faster if you can get moving sooner.


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