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A few years back, I was diagnose with Sarcoidosis, which is an incurable disease that affects the organs of the body - specifically the liver and lungs. The Pulmonologist suggested two options to combat my symptoms 1- Take Prednisolone, which is a steroid that would reduce inflammation in my lungs, or 2 – Start an exercise program, which would naturally boost my immune system and would hopefully reduce the inflammation in the lungs.
After weighing the advantage and disadvantages of both approaches, I decided to start a regular exercise routine. The routine included both cardio and weight training.
In my situation, the benefits of a consistent exercise program has been a great approach – as of now I am in remission.
The benefits of regular exercising are quite numerous. So my point in writing this blog is to remind you, whether healthy or sick, to discuss the benefits of a regular exercise routine with your doctor – perhaps you too will also benefit.
Please remember exercise has the ability to:
- Boost your immune system
- Provides a natural high
- Reduces PMS symptoms
- Natural antidepressant
- Being fit will boost your confidence
- Relieves stress
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Sleep Better
- You'll Have Better Sex
- Improve Your Memory
Thank you for reading and please share your exercise routine with us!
Frize Frize 2 cool links...
- I recently came across a blog by Devri Velazquez. Some of her blogs talk about being chronically ill. Here is a link to one of her blogs: what it’s like being a pretty sick chick - please check it out!
- Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.
Check it out at #frizefrize.