It doesn’t come in a pill bottle, nor is it supported by multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. It’s affordable, and often even completely free. It has few if any harmful side effects. It’s appropriate for both young and old alike. And just like the fistful of cardiac medications I now take every day since my own heart attack, I keep careful track of it (as evidenced by the stickers on my exercise calendar). It is exercise.
And it helps to prevent heart disease “better than any drug”, says Mario Mitkov of the University of California at Davis. Continue reading “What prevents heart disease “better than any drug”?”