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March 2, 2023

Exercise Reduces Your Risk of Chronic Disease...But You Knew That!

An observational study published in the February 2023 publication of JAMA suggests that replacing sedentary activity with 20 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day CAN:

  • Control cell proliferation (that can lead to cancer)
  • Enhance immunity
  • Improve cardiopulmonary health
  • Improve insulin sensitivity 
  • Protect mitochondrial health
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce body fat
  • Reduce systemic inflammation

and REDUCE your risk of hospitalization from:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Colon polyps
  • Diverticular disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Ischemic stroke 
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Venous thromboembolism

Learn more HERE how adopting a moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise program can help “tune up” the body physically and metabolically and improve important blood chemistry biomarkers.


Watts, Eleanor L et al. “Association of Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity Level With Risks of Hospitalization for 25 Common Health Conditions in UK Adults.” JAMA network open vol. 6,2 e2256186. 1 Feb. 2023, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.56186
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