By Dr. Michael Wald
In this article I will not only outline precisely why exercise is so important, but also how to really know whether you, as a baby bomber, will benefit in the long-term from your exercise efforts. At the end of each of the subsections below I have outlined for you special tests that I call, Blood Detective Bio-Markers. These are tests and evaluations that prove if your exercise efforts will likely improve your quality and length of life. Exercise performance often results in better fitness, but fitness alone without long-term benefits, such as reduced risk of disease and improved quality of life, your ability to do what you want to do would be an incomplete triumph.
Hidden Benefits of Exercise
Flabby flesh and unflattering bulges lead many people to start exercising, but the biggest benefits of exercise occur beneath the surface. Exercise boosts immunity, improves mood and helps stave off conditions such as heart disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. It can also reverse some of the signs and symptoms of aging.
Blood Detective Bio-Marker Tests to consider: White blood cell functional test, bio-impedance test (measures percentages of muscle, water and fat in the body and metabolic rate), autonomic nervous system measurement (for stress effects upon the nervous system), bone density test (sonogram method not using radiation), HgA1c (measures blood sugar over several weeks in one measurement), C-peptide (measures insulin output),
The Heart Is The Key!
The heart is one of the biggest beneficiaries of regular exercise. It’s a muscle and, like skeletal muscles, it needs exercise to stay healthy. Exercise makes the heart stronger and more efficient, so it has to beat less to pump blood throughout the body. It also lowers the amount of fat and “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) in the blood, clears out plaque that can accumulate in the arteries, helps reverse arteriosclerosis (artery hardening) and lessens your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Blood Detective Bio-Marker Tests to consider: Arterial Stiffness Test (measures hardening of arteries not blockage), Cardiobeam Tech. Evaluation (measures over a dozen cardiovascular parameters non-invasively), VAP Lipid Measurement (most accurate blood fats tests available).
Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..
– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.