How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

This is a slide taken from the lecture I may or may not be sitting in currently…

  • Tremendous health benefits are seen with even low levels of exercise.
  • Amount of exercise needed to benefit health is much lower than amount needed for fitness.

Regular physical activity at the correct intensity:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease by 40%.
  • Lowers the risk of stroke by 27%.
  • Reduces the incidence of diabetes by almost 50%.
  • Reduces the incidence of high blood pressure by almost 50%.
  • Can reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by almost 50%.
  • Can lower the risk of colon cancer by over 60%.
  • Can reduce the risk of developing of Alzheimer’s disease by one-third.
  • Can decrease depression as effectively as Prozac or behavioral therapy.

(Thank you, Thomas Wesley Allen, DO, MPH.)

What is the correct intensity for health benefits?

You don’t have to be an awesome wake-boarder like myself…

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And you don’t have to make the time to go on an wonderful wilderness hike and climb a tree everyday…

Climbing a Tree

Check out this video. I promise it will be an eye-opening 10 minutes—and could save your life.

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