Yes, Exercise Is Basically Magic

Most medications on the market actually offer a fairly modest benefit and often come with a long list of side effects. Yet, there is one drug that is readily available and offers the following list of benefits. It increases your lifespan, increases your quality of life, and reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure.

It improves your mood, can be used to treat depression, and best of all it has barely any side effects. It’s absolutely free. Well you’ve probably heard this fairly glib comparison before because, of course, the “drug” in question is exercise.

But I think it is a useful way to truly illustrate how important exercise is. Along with the food you put in your body, there is nothing with a greater impact on your health, aside from maybe choosing what DNA to inherit, which I trust you all did in between incarnations.

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