The ‘Miracle Cure’ – LewRockwell

The activity/exercise must be enjoyable enough that it doesn’t take a massive application of willpower to make it happen.

While selling health-related “miracle cures” of one kind or another is big business, the real “miracle cure” is activity/exercise. The essential role of exercise/fitness is backed up by a large and growing body of evidence. It’s now apparent that humans are “born to walk” and need to stay active to be healthy: eating well isn’t enough.

If we apply the foundational processes of evolution to our own health, we end up focusing on the critical role of activity/exercise in our well-being–and in particular, the impressive benefits of walking.

This includes the impact of exercise on mental acuity/health, as explained in this article:

Brains evolved to need exercise

“Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood.

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Having this underlying understanding of the exercise-brain connection could help researchers come up with ways to enhance the benefits of exercise even further, and to develop effective interventions for age-related cognitive decline or even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.”

The link between brain health and exercise is visible in studies of dementia and Alzheimer’s, which have found that a daily walk reduces the risk of developing these disorders.

The other article worth reading is Humans Evolved to Exercise: (Scientific American) Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy– “Exercise is not optional; it is…

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