Weight Training to Slow the Progression of Aging & Disease
- Matt Klieforth
Did you know that nearly 66% of Americans take prescription drugs to treat chronic disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and depression? Just to name a few. It is vital to take these conditions seriously and treat them accordingly, most often with the help of prescription (Rx) drugs. Unfortunately though, these same drugs can lead to even more negative conditions. This is due to their side effects and often causes a new diagnosis, which in turn leads to more new drugs. This on-going cycle can put individuals in a situation where they do not know what is and is not helping when it comes to their prescription regimen.
Sometimes people think, “Do I really need to be on my prescription drug? My side effects are getting unbearable!” At this point, patients often look to a more natural route such as herbals and supplements. Yes, there are definitely effective natural therapies out there, but what about a therapy where one does not have to take ANY capsule or tablet?
What if there was a way that has been shown to treat these chronic diseases that so many Americans suffer from without pills, and for FREE? If you're doubting me, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. There IS a way! With the help of resistance training movements.
Resistance training - when done right with proper programming - has been shown to help patients suffering from these various conditions. With the help of properly conducted scientific studies, data has shown that resistance training can improve symptom relief, lab values, and overall quality of life. Movements like body weight squats, deadlift, overhead press, and bench press are key fundamental lifts that can improve and even reverse disease.
A recent survey indicates that the average American spends $1,200 each year on prescription drugs. Think of what you can do with all that extra money! When you think of different pharmaceutical drugs, they often are used for one, maybe two different conditions or diseases. Not often can you make a change that can improve just about every condition that pharmacists see on a daily basis in retail pharmacy. With simple movements throughout the week, individuals can achieve happier healthier lives. Talk to your Hometown Pharmacist to learn more about incorporating this into your life.
Matt is a Float Pharmacist for the Fox Valley Hometown Pharmacy locations.