Women’s Health and Fitness with SCNM’s Dr. Alexander

Hi! You want to know a beauty secret? As a naturopathic physician I encourage patients
to keep their blood moving and circulating. You want to know why? Because circulation brings healthy nutrients
to our whole body. Our organs, our skin, everywhere. And do you want to guess what’s the easiest
way to improve circulation in our bodies? You probably can tell, based on where I am,
is exercise. The medical literature includes many benefits
of exercise. For example, in post-menopausal women regular
exercise can actually decrease risk associated with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading
cause of death in the United States but in the world. So if you can incorporate exercise regularly
you’re helping to decrease the probability of that being your outcome. So by exercising regularly, we can help our
brains adapt to our ever changing environment, and this can be very useful for women. Regular exercise, aerobic and strength training
exercises in particular can be very helpful in reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
as well as type 2 diabetes. So I want to encourage you ladies, with these
things in mind, even though you may already have a busy schedule, it’s definitely worth
it to take some time out for yourself and incorporate regular exercise as a part of
your lifestyle. So not only can you be healthy, but your skin
will be beautiful, and you’ll be radiant, and you’ll feel better about yourself and
enjoy life to the fullest. This is Dr. Amanda Alexander. Take care!

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