Live Strong, Live Long – Can exercise really help?

The following are key points taken from 2014 World Congress on “Exercise is Medicine”

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Physical inactivity IS a health hazard.




Exercise prevents cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes.

A combination of resistance training and endurance cardio activity is more beneficial at improving insulin resistance in Type II diabetics than cardio  or resistance training alone.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is more beneficial than moderate intensity exercise to combat Type II diabetes.




Higher intensity of weight training reduces depression.

Exercise prevents high levels of fat within muscle tissue and combats muscle weakness.

Exercise reduces general fatigue symptoms including those from chemo/radiation therapy.

Exercise increases the immune system response by decreasing inflammation.


Source: March 2015