The workout pill: Why exercise is the best medicine

IT’S 9 am in the office – time for my daily medication. As usual, I slink off to the fire escape for my fix. Twenty minutes later, I’m back at my desk, brimming with vitality and raring to go.

I’ve taken this medicine regularly now for about eight years, after developing elevated blood pressure in my mid-40s. I’d heard it could help reduce blood pressure and improve circulation. Sure enough, the high blood pressure vanished long ago.

Amazingly, this drug is freely available to everyone on the planet. It’s completely up to you when you take it, and how much. And as research is now revealing, the more of it you take, the healthier you will be.

What is this wonder drug? It is plain old physical activity of all sorts – from running marathons to …

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Source: New Scientist

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528792-300-the-workout-pill-why-exercise-is-the-best-medicine

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