Have you been searching for a sign to get started with a fitness regimen? Or do you just need a kick in the butt to get off the couch and onto your exercise mat?
Well, consider this your sign and your kick in the butt to go workout. Exercise is literally saving lives out here, adding years to people’s lives, curing diseases, and even keeping people from falling ill in the first place. As if you needed more reasons to get to the gym or turn on your home workout, here are some life-saving benefits of exercise. We’ll give you a minute to hop on the treadmill and continue reading . . .
1. Diabetes? What Diabetes?
You’ve probably heard, but diabetes has been hitting the black community hard for decades. While we may be more genetically prone to having diabetes, we can defend against it, or at least keep it at bay with the help of exercise.
Diabetes generally occurs when the body’s blood sugar level is too high and the body has difficulty regulating it. However, exercise is a natural way to help the body use sugar or glucose in the blood to