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Exercise & Fitness
Can exercise extend your life?
- By Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Contributor
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Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Contributor
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Regular exercise has been associated with lowering the risk of cancer by up to 25%. It’s also associated with increasing brain health or Neroplasticity (it increases something called brain drive neurotrophic factor, which helps make new connections between brain cells), and so reduces the risk of developing dementia. It’s great for strengthening bones. Exercise also helps treat depression by increasing serotonin and dopamine and lowering stress hormone cortisol.
I am sure doing exercise will extend the life because it pumps our heart and maintains body fat and removes unwanted cholestral from our body.
But another thing we must also eat healthy green foods and high content protein..
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