3. I wish I could protect myself from my parents' diseases.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
from article by RealAge, Inc. November 2004
"I wish I could protect myself from my parents' diseases.
Your genetics determine only a small part of your health profile. Research shows it's how you live your life that really counts, and walking regularly can prevent and improve many serious chronic diseases."
"Here is short list of ways that walking can reduce the impacts of disease.
Moderately intense activities such as walking can:
- Reduce cardiovascular disease by as much as 30-50 percent.
-Decrease osteoarthritis pain, and improve stability, endurance and agility.
-Protect the risk of colon cancer and possibly breast cancer.
-Protect against diabetes in high-risk people, and lower blood glucose and improve insulin action in diabetics.
-Lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. "