Exercise reduces symptoms, prevents disease

I recently heard a story on NPR’s Science Friday  called “This Doc’s Miracle Drug? Exercise.” It’s about a new book called “The Exercise Cure” by Dr Jordan Metzl. I thought it was quite interesting and have requested the book from the library to learn more.

Dr Metzl says increasing the amount of exercise you do can prevent diseases from developing and ease symptoms if you are already affected by illness. Here is one snippet that might motivate you:

 In the endocrine system, for example, research has shown that this miracle drug can reduce the progression of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. For some patients who stay on this drug longterm and increase their dosage, type 2 diabetes can be reversed..


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