|HOW EXERCISE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE|
Great article! By Stephen Russell MD I cut my teeth on country music in college. Having come from Alabama, one would think that country music was in my blood, but it took a move to Nashville to have the country melody course through my soul. In a line from a country music classic at that time, Clint Black sang: “Walking away, I saw a side of you that I knew was there all along.” The song is a tribute to broken hearts, but who knew that walking away (or walking, anyway) could actually be good for a broken heart? In a December 2013 issue of the medical journal, The Lancet, investigators of the NAVIGATOR trial asked what effect exercise really had on the heart. Studying over 9,000 participants with pre-diabetes and known heart problems (or a significant risk for heart problems) these scientists tracked how much their patients exercised. For a week at the beginning of the study, and then a week almost six years later, patients wore a pedometer to record their steps. For those patients who walked over 2,000 steps in a day (the equivalent of 20-minutes of sweat-producing exercise), their cardiovascular health was improved. Significantly. Walking 2,000 steps a day […]
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