The British Medical Journal recently published an article about exercise being as good as pills and medication for conditions such as heart disease.
- These results aren’t just from a few 100 people, but research published in the British Medical Journal looked at 340,000 patients
- Physical activity rivaled some heart drugs
- It OUTPERFORMED stroke medicine!
- There were an average of 17.7 prescriptions for every person in England in 2010, compared with 11.2 in 2000
- But we can’t stop prescribing drugs just yet, the advice is to keep the meds and exercise as well to see the benefits from both
The thing I love most about this story is some of the comments on the BBC article:
- “What does it say about all the fit/active sports people who drop dead with heart attacks??
You can be overweight and lazy but be healthier than some of the most active people!”
- “I like to think that I have a good balance of eating and exercise
I walk down to the shop to buy my cake”
- “When did this descend into yet another fat shaming article.1: obese people do NOT receive *FREE* gyms. They pay for it. 2: Many overweight people do enjoy the gym but don’t appreciate the nastiness towards them at the very place they need to be more than ever.3: This article isn’t about fat people it’s about everyone realising that diet&Exercise go hand in hand with medication. Get a grip!”
- “Just what kind of people were employed to make this study and draw conclusions?
Basil Fawlty’s expression “bleeding obvious” sprang immediately to my mind.”
- “Ohh, thank god for the British Medical Journal else this snippet of useful information may of passed me by.
Right, off to renew my prescription….”
- “And what is the difference between exercise and ‘pills’?
- “Let me know when Pills can be as good as exercise… I’ll be listening then.”
- In other news water wet; sky blue, people stupid.