Friday, January 1, 2010

Fitness Information Board

Not just for better Heart and Lungs but for Better Eyesight also

Your heart and lungs aren’t the only body parts that benefit from cardio. Vigorous exercise may prevent vision loss. Two new studies indicate. A 7-year study of nearly 41,000 runners found that men who run regularly have a lower risk of developing cataracts. And in separate study, 110 men who ran more than four kilometers a day cut their risk of age related macular degeneration by as much as 54 percent. Study author Paul T. Williams, PhD, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, says the next step is to determine how running preserves eyesight. In any case, keep going: Studies have already shown that vigorous exercise lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

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