Can exercise truly be medicine? Unfortunately, most people think of it in terms of how it can stave off disease. But the power of exercise goes well beyond that. It’s an unappreciated fact that exercise not only helps prevent disease, but it can be a treatment for a disease as well. The impact of exercise on some conditions, such as osteoporosis, diabetes and mood disorders, far surpasses anything the pharmaceutical world or natural supplement industry has to offer. In this article, we will focus on some of the less well-known aspects of exercise and its ability to treat medical conditions.

Exercise and your bones

Bones are usually seen as unresponsive to pharmaceutical therapy, and there is a widely held belief among healthcare practitioners that bone loss is a natural consequence of aging. The standard fibrate drugs do little to build bone and at best merely stop its loss. Exercise has a unique impact on your bones. Let’s compare traditional weight training against more intense power training in older females.

The difference in traditional and intense is in

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