Exercise is Medicine

I usually talk about how food is medicine – but it’s not the only factor in being healthy – or getting healthy for that matter.  Exercise improves immune function, mental health, sleep quality, blood pressure, helps prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and osteoporosis, and increases your lifespan.  It’s at #5 on the list of factors causing mortality (death), behind diet at #1 and smoking at #2, but #5 is still worth giving some focus to.