The way I see it: It really helps to view exercise as a drug. The perspective then provides a context of just how powerful exercise truly is in the treatment of serious disease. It also helps one recognize that, like many drugs, the dose needs to be titrated very carefully. If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes then you will want to consider a daily exercise program, working up to 90 minutes per day until you normalize the problem.

Many find walking a useful way to start exercising as it is very low impact and easy on your joints. Walking doesn’t require much training and the only equipment needed is a good pair of walking shoes. You can walk just about anywhere and you can do it anytime.

Exerpt from article by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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