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Exercising Increases Our Bodies Internal Medicine

Importance of Exercise....

Exercising is one of the key elements to a long and prosperous life, because it helps us build a strong cardiovascular system as we age (https://www.drsearswellnessinstitute.org). Heard of the phrase, “you are what you eat”? That phrase also pertains to how we move our body and maintain healthy blood vessels for smooth blood flow to the heart.

Living a sedentary lifestyle, such as activities where sitting for long periods of time is practiced, could cause our blood vessels to become sticky, narrow, and harden (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org). Sticky build up in our arteries causes our heart to pump faster to force blood flow.  Our heart depends on the lining of the blood vessels to remain smooth and healthy, due to the fact, it provides the internal medicine needed to regulate high blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org). 

The image shown represents the lining of the blood vessels, endothelium, which is the largest organ in the body. The endothelium produces internal medicine called Nitric Oxide (NO). NO is a vasodilation in the blood vessels that widens arteries and increase blood flow to prevent high blood pressure (https://elementsofhealthcare.com). The open medicine bottles that the gentlemen in image is running on top of symbolizes nitric oxide. Exercising is the number one solution for increasing our internal medicine as it prevents clogging and unclogs arteries, lowers blood pressure, and cholesterol. Think of exercise as a promoter for a young and healthy cardiovascular system. Get up and move

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