Do Exercise Really Benefit Ones Health?

611 WordsFeb 4, 20182 Pages
Do you think that exercise benefit ones health? Within the last twenty years or more there has been an abundance of research performed on this topic by healthcare professionals. There are some researchers who understand the need to make exercise a part of a daily routine. They understand that exercise has the potential to help with diseases such as diabetes, cancer- colon, breast, and even possibly lung and endometrial, Alzheimer, and protect one from developing heart disease and stroke or its precursor, high blood pressure. On the other hand, there are those that disagree with the idea of exercise to be efficient in preventing certain health conditions. According to Dr. James O’Keefe, a cardiologist at the Mid America Heart Institute, too much exercise can be harmful if it is done in excess. “As great as exercise is, it’s like a powerful drug” he says. “More is better up to a certain dose, but after that there is a point of diminishing returns, and it may actually detract from [heart] health and even your longevity” (Park, 2012). After doing extensive research on this topic, I came to the conclusion that the benefit of exercise outweighs all of the negative effects expressed by some researchers. I feel that exercise can only improve ones health. As with any research as I have stated before, there will always be both positive and negative risks. Exercise is a major contributor to relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, improving moodiness caused by sleep deprivation,
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