Did you know that exercise can be good for you? By just adding a 30-minute walk, five times a week a person can lessen their chance of a heart attack, obesity and stroke. However the most important part of your body, the heart, gets the most benefit from exercise. Exercise gets the blood flowing throughout the body, clears out bad substances in the body that could surround the heart and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
There has been a massive amount of information aimed at the ability to inform the public about the importance of adding exercise to a person’s daily routine. There are public service ads, announcements on the radio, Internet and TV as stories from celebrities talking about how they got fit, as well as reality shows showing the benefits of exercise. It is all done in an effort to get people excited about working out.
Surprisingly with all these media and medical campaigns going on the public is listening. Gym memberships are on the rise, apartment complexes and assisted living facilities are being encouraged to add gyms and people are being rewarded for walking and exercising on their own free time by employers and corporations all over.
It might appear to some that all of these efforts are a way to get people geared up to spend more money on gym memberships, and to promote businesses that focus on exercise and fitness. But the truth is that exercise can really help save a person’s life and the media and medical community is simply trying to spread the word about exercise and the importance of a healthy heart. If it takes a little bit of encouragement and inspiration to save a person’s life by getting them to start exercising, it is well worth it because exercise really could add 10 years to a person’s life.