Exercise and Drug Free Living

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. 

Physical exercise or workout is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness, overall health and wellness.

In general, workout is recommended for the below reasons:

  • Keeping the body fit
  • Strengthening of muscles and the cardiovascular system
  • Enhancing athletic skills
  • Weight management

All the above mentioned reasons/benefits definitely contribute to healthy and Drug Free Living.

Fit Soldier

An US Marine runs through a creek
(source - Cpl. Earnest J. Barnes)

Doctors and research teams, throughout the world are conducting extensive experiments on workouts and their positive impact on human physiology.

Here are the important conclusions, out of these experiments which took quite a lot of time and effort.

Health benefits of workouts:

  • Less risk of heart diseases
  • Less risk of high cholesterol
  • Less risk of high blood pressure
  • Less risk of premature death
  • Body weight management without any drugs
  • Less chance for various types of cancer
  • Less risk of developing diabetes
  • Healthy muscles, bones and joints
  • Increased efficiency in work and sports
  • Less medical bill, of course !

Types of workouts:

In general workouts are classified into three types:

  1. Flexibility ones such as stretching
  2. Aerobic ones such as doing treadmills and exer-cycles, dancing, walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming, skipping rope and rowing, focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance.
  3. Anaerobic ones like weight lifting, doing dumbbells, etc., which increase muscle strength.

Aerobic exercises work more on the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Whereas anaerobic exercises use resistance so that one can build strong bones and muscles.

Combining the two appropriately yields the best health benefits to a person.


If you have any pain, injury or any other ailment, first consult with your physician before beginning your workout program.

Workout regularly and have a Healthy Living !

Click here to know more about the mental / psychological benefits of workouts  

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