Naturally active

Tarkan, Laurie
October 2003
Natural Health;Oct2003, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p90
Researchers say we have an exercise biology, meaning our bodies have a genetic blueprint that requires high amounts of physical activity to be healthy. The discrepancy between our genes and our modern lifestyle is largely responsible for an epidemic of inactivity-related disease. When we're inactive, these genes misfire and, in some people, it may lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke or cancer. Movement is essential for good health. Muscles need it to maintain strength and mass; bones require it to remain dense and strong; and joints need it to stay mobile.


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