Exercise is by far the safest and most effective way to prevent and treat heart disease!
A meta-analysis review conducted by researchers at Harvard University and Stanford University compared the effectiveness of exercise versus drug interventions on mortality outcomes for four common conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke

Exercise beats drugs in CVD risk

After reviewing 305 randomised controlled trials, which included nearly 339,300 people, they found “no statistically detectable differences” between physical activity and medications for pre-diabetes and heart disease.

An exercise was also found to be more effective than drugs after you’ve had a stroke. The only time drugs beat exercise was for the recovery from heart failure, in which case diuretic medicines produced a better outcome.

The drugs assessed in the studies included:

  • Statins and beta blockers for coronary heart disease
  • Diuretics and beta blockers for heart failure
  • Anticoagulants and anti-platelets for stroke

These findings serve as a potent reminder of the power of simple lifestyle changes, as well as the shortcomings of the drug paradigm. If you want the key to living a longer and healthier life, popping a pill isn’t the answer! Nothing will beat a proper diet and exercise regime!

Are you an indoor or outdoor person?

Workout and drink up!








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