Study: Exercise can be more effective than pills in some cases

by camille.hebert on Octobre 2, 2013 - 11:25am

The new discovery in the medical community could be as simple as doing physical activity. It seems like with the number of prescriptions per patient on the increase, researchers are going back to basic with an all-natural way of treating diseases.

According to a new study from Harvard and Stanford, exercise could be at least as good as pills in treating stroke patient and heart diseases. Physical activity can’t treat every disease as good as medicine, but it proved to be more efficient than medicine in the case of stroke patients. Rather than prescribing more drugs to their patients, doctors should prescribe a mix of medication and sets of exercise to maximize the efficiency of treatments.

I am happy to see great discoveries like this one. It is only a start, and I’m sure other researchers will explore the subject and find better ways of integrating physical activity to the treatments. Exercising can be a more fun way to pull through sickness than staying in a bed and taking medication. The release of endorphins in the brain can be good for the moral and can help the patients to gain motivation and fight against the sickness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24335710

 

Visit this website for more general information about the benefits of physical activity at any age: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/pages/whybeactive.aspx