7 Health Problems Exercise Can Help Fix

What if I told there’s a pill that fights off diseases, burns fat and builds muscle without negative side effects. Would you be willing to take it? I bet you would! The only problem is, you can’t buy it over the counter, but it is accessible to each and every one of us. Exercise is the pill I’m talking about.

Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses, and if you have a health problem, it can reduce the symptoms.

However, you need to talk to your doctor before starting a new workout routine. Some types of exercises can be harmful, depending on your condition. For instance, people with high blood pressure should avoid isometric exercises, while those with arthritis shouldn’t do high impact exercises.

With that said, exercising regularly can reduce disease symptoms and improve your health. Below are seven health issues exercise can help fix.

1. Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise helps those with diabetes regulate glucose levels. Your muscles use glucose when you exercise, even if you’re insulin resistant, which leads to lower glucose levels. In fact, a review of various studies showed that physical activity helps improve insulin sensitivity.

Since most people diagnosed with diabetes are overweight, it’s best to start with low-impact exercises.

2. Asthma

Regular exercise can help reduce the severity and occurrence of asthma attacks. While tolerance for different exercises varies from person to person, most asthmatic people can benefit from short, high-intensity exercises. Long, steady cardio is more challenging for most people.

Ask your doctor to recommend the best exercise for you, and remember to take pre-exercise asthma medicine before your workout.

3. Low Sex Drive

Exercise improves sex drive in both men and women. In one study, middle-aged men reported greater satisfaction and improved sexual function after nine months of vigorous training.

Research on women shows similar results. In this unusual study, women who cycled for 20 minutes showed more physiological arousal after watch an X-rated film compared to women who didn’t exercise.

The psychological benefits of exercise such as a better self-image can also lead to a better sex life.

4. Insomnia

There’s a stronger link between exercise and sleep than many of us realize. Not only does exercise help us sleep well, but lack of sleep also reduces chances of exercising the next day, research says.

You may not experience the benefits of exercise instantly if you struggle with insomnia. One study found that participants started sleeping well after four months of consistent exercise.

5. Depression

One of the biggest challenges for depressed people is feeling demotivated, but if they push themselves to exercise, depression symptoms can reduce.

Exercise helps ease anxiety and depression due to the release of feel-good endorphins. It also takes the thoughts that worsen depression off your mind.

6. Memory Loss

You probably know that exercise helps prevent memory-related conditions, such as dementia, but you don’t have to wait until you’re older to enjoy the memory benefits of exercise.

Exercising today will increase the flow of blood to your brain. This consequently improves your alertness and memory.

7. Hot Flashes

Working out during menopause can help reduce hot flashes, especially if your workouts are challenging and make you sweaty. One study found that menopausal women had less severe hot flashes after exercising for four months.

Has exercise helped you fix any health issue? Share your experiences in the comments!

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Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

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Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

thanks

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Gino C
Past Member 3 months ago

thank you

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Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins3 months ago

I have asthma & depression so maybe I should give it a try.

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N T
N T3 months ago

Exercise -- key remedy for so many issues!

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Marija M
Marija M3 months ago

Tks very much.

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Angeles Madrazo
Angeles M3 months ago

Thank you

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Angela K
Angela K3 months ago

Thanks for sharing

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