The “Secret Drug” for a Longer Life

This powerful “drug” is just as effective as a prescription when it comes to preventing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. And only you control the dosage.

If there was one drug you could take to prevent the most common—and dangerous—medical conditions around, wouldn’t you take it?

Of course you would.

And we’re not talking about preventing one condition at a time, either. We’re talking about all of them: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. Forget about taking 10 different pills for 10 different things. This secret is just as effective for preventing these diseases.

It sounds too good to be true. But there’s solid science to back it up.

A new study in the BMJ found that there is no significant difference between this “secret” and prescription drugs for preventing disease. And they aren’t the only ones praising its benefits.

Exercise isn’t just for your body. It releases endorphins that fight depression and reduce stress. It can even improve memory and learning by creating new brain cells.4

Some doctors are calling it the best “drug” that we have available.2

If you want to live a longer life, this may be all you have to do. But you won’t find this one at the pharmacy.

Most people who exercise on a regular basis will tell you they do it to stay in shape. It usually just means they want to look better in a bathing suit. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But the benefits of exercise go way beyond vanity.

In a review of over 300 studies, researchers found that exercise was just as effective as drugs for preventing heart disease and diabetes in more than 300,000 people. Even better… It works better than antiplatelet medications at helping stroke victims recover.2

The studies go on…

Another found that just 30 minutes of exercise each day cuts type 2 diabetes risk by over 30 percent. And it wasn’t a small study. This one followed almost 100,000 middle-aged women over eight years.3 Weight training is a great way to build strength and live longer. But it’s not the only answer. This study shows you can get similar benefits from low intensity exercise, like yoga. (Although we strongly recommend high intensity interval training.)

Don’t rely on medications to keep you free of disease. Exercise! It lets you take control of your health and live a longer life.

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References:
1 http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6505/20131230/exercise-is-the-best-preventive-drug-against-many-health-problems.htm
2 http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5577
3 http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001587
4 http://phys.org/news183199377.html

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Comments:

  1. Patricia Behr says:

    Exercise by all means and the more the better. I have pursued this “drug” all my life, now 88 years and enjoying life and the ability to move freely and without the aid of big Pharma. My body does not require the machinations of the drug industry which is rendering people handicapped along with the poisoning of the food supply by Monsanto. Hand in hand at work.

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