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Wellness Exams Promote Prevention… and Exercise

07/13/18

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 211 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension

Wellness Exams Promote Prevention… and Exercise

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If you get in half-hour cardio workouts five times per week, consider yourself a member of an exclusive group... unfortunately. Because according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than a quarter of U.S. adults get enough exercise.

Forbes reports that nationwide, only 22.9% of adults aged 18-64 meet current Health and Human Services guidelines that recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity every week, coupled with twice-weekly muscle strengthening activities. Broken down by gender, 27.2% of males meet the guidelines compared to 18.7% of females.

MedBen WellLiving promotes annual wellness exams from your family doctor as a way to prevent and detect chronic conditions, but that’s hardly the only benefit of regular visits. In recent years, physicians have increasingly prescribed exercise to help patients maintain or improve their health -- and research shows that overweight patients are nearly five times more likely to exercise if their doctors advise them to do so.

Regular exercise is a proven method to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Plus, a good workout makes you feel better and look better. So, wins all around!

Find out more about the benefits of MedBen WellLiving by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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