Disease Prevention

Simple, Easy Tips for Preventing Chronic Disease

The main objective of ReversAge Health & Fitness is to help individuals live better, longer. Medical science increased lifespans. But, what about healthspans? The term healthspan refers to the number of years an individual is healthy and free from debilitating disease. We all want that. The number one reason to be physically active and engage in regular exercise is to improve quality of life. Research has revealed that very small to moderate amounts of physical activity can prevent or push back onset of chronic diseases such as heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and many other conditions often erroneously associated with aging. The real culprit is sedentary lifestyle behaviors, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise. In short, physical activity is one of the primary ways to increase the number of years and individual remains healthy and free from chronic disease. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends engaging in 150 minutes per week of accumulated moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity physical activity. So, invest just a few minutes a day to lower your risk of chronic disease.  If you are not sure where to start seek out guidance of a certified health and fitness professional or try an exercise program and nutrition plan specifically designed to get you started right on the road to health.