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HOW EXERCISE CAN FIGHT OFF DISEASE

Most people think about exercise in terms of how it prevents disease. But the power of exercise goes beyond that. While it’s an unappreciated fact, exercise not only can prevent disease, but it can treat depression as well.

The impact of exercise on conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and mood disorders, far surpasses anything the pharmaceutical world or natural supplement industry has to offer.

Let’s start with exercise

The bone is usually seen as unresponsive to pharmaceutical therapy, and there’s 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 bone. The Journal of Applied Physiology compared traditional weight training against more intense power training in older females.

The difference in the groups studied was in the speed the weight was lifted. The weightlifters moved the weight slowly, while the power group

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