How regular exercise can protect your health in middle age

Why should you exercise?

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I bet you’ve heard a lot of times that you should exercise as much as possible while you are young, and you will see benefits later on in life. Well, let me tell you something – that is totally true! The sooner you start to take care of your body, the better your health will be.

The study

One study that was conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute stated that cardiorespiratory exercises that you perform in the early adulthood would have a huge impact on the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes in the middle age. Keep in mind that both of these conditions can lead to strokes or heart attacks in the old age. Regular exercise sessions will also lower the risk of developing the classic spare tire that nobody likes, high blood pressure and high levels of triglycerides.

Exercise today…

Keep in mind that just because you are young and healthy now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be exercising at all. It’s always better to put a little effort into improving your health now than having to deal with the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle later in your life. You need to know that eating all sorts of good things is great, but after a certain age all those burgers and snacks will come back to you as high blood pressure.

… it will be beneficial!

Once you are past your 30th birthday you will no longer snap back the same way and excess eating coupled with excess TV watching equal fat, diabetes, hypertension and other unpleasant things that will require frequent trips to the doctor and many pills. I know that 30s and 40s might seem so far away for you if you are a young man, but time flies faster than you think and suddenly you are no longer young. But don’t worry – you can still be healthy and feel young if you put some effort into little exercising every day.

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