Exercise as Effective as Medicine?


A recent New York Times article discusses the importance of exercise and how it can often trumps the need for medications. Studies on exercise found that is significantly reduces the mortality rate of deaths relating to diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Exercise routines found to combat these diseases include aerobic exercise, as well weight training at rehabilitation programs. Studies have proven that both exercise and medicine have the same affects, reducing mortality rate.

People with heart disease who exercise but do not use commonly prescribed medications have the same survival rate as the patients who chose to only take medication. Thus, people with diabetes who exercise have the same survival rate as those diabetic patients taking the most commonly prescribed drugs.  Very surprisingly, people who suffer from stroke have much less of a chance dying from the condition if they choose exercise over medication.

These results, leading to healthier lifestyle, will only help and possibly negate the use of drugs for deadly diseases. See the full New York Times article online.

Here at Manhattan Wellness Group Dr. Rashad Trabulsi and James Yu promote wellbeing through healthy diet, exercise, chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture and massage, without always resorting to medications.