Exercise Is Medicine

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Show Summary

The first thought many people have in regards to exercise is that it's a means to an end in terms of weight loss.

But, moving your body has a much greater impact on your health as a whole. In fact, it may be the key to slowing the aging process.

Investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that the key element to extending a healthy lifespan is exercise, through its myriad effects on dozens of molecules in the brain, the muscles, and other organs.

She explains all of this in her book, Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging. After all her research, Foreman's resounding conclusion is that exercise itself is by far the most effective, and safest, strategy for promoting a long, healthy life.

Listen as Foreman joins host Lisa Davis to share insights from the book and how you can actively contribute to your own longevity.

Show Notes

[2:04] Introduction to Judy's book and how she overcame the sting away from aging.

[3:30] Why sitting isn't good for us.

[8:15] It is never too late to start with exercise.

[8:45] The science behind exercise.

[11:04] What are telomeres and how do you preserve them.

[12:54] Information on slowing bone mass loss as we age and on preventing falls.

[15:10] Exercise and the microbiome.

[17:20] Recommendations around exercise and how to be motivated.

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.