“If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be the single most widely, prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation” . Dr. Butler said this in 1978 when he was the Director of the National Institute of Aging, and the data accumulated since then has proven him right over and over again. But, based on the same evidence and data, I would now adapt his statement to say “If physical activity could be packaged into a pill, it would be the best medicine for people to live longer, healthier and disease-free lives.”
Exercise is a subset of physical activity (PA), which encompasses everything from yoga to dancing to walking to tai-chi…to just being more active and sitting less.
Here are the benefits of physical activity (PA) in any form .
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