There are no shortcuts! When it comes to losing weight, getting healthy and staying that way, making permanent lifestyle changes is the only method that works. New studies have further proven that fads such as liquid diets, OTC diet pills and supplements are a waste of consumers’ money and time. But the good news is that with the right combination of caloric reduction and exercise, you can be successful with your efforts. If that isn’t enough reason to make exercise a consistent part of your life, here are some very compelling reasons based on the latest research:
1. Manage menopause
Studies show that women who work out at least 4 times a week for 6 months find relief from menopausal symptoms, such as night sweats and mood swings, compared with women who do not exercise.
2. Keep cancer from reoccurring
The American Cancer Society just published new data that links an exercise routine and a diet high in fiber with better survival rates.
3. Prevent Alzheimer’s
Recent studies published in a neurology medical journal shows that more-active adults are half as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their sedentary counterparts.
4. Boost memory
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that women in their 70s and 80s reduced memory lapses after participating in a weight training program for 6 months.
5. Live longer
A four-year study of 900 older adults proved that exercise increase longevity: the most active participants had a quarter the risk of dying over the least active.