Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Benefits of Exercise

two-girls-exercising-cayucos-beach1Image by mikebaird via Flickr

Execise is good. It can halve your risk of developing many major illnesses (including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, cancers - e.g., it protects against bowel cancer; for older women, it may cut breast cancer risk). Benefits of regular exercise include increasing levels of HDL ('good' cholesterol) and reducing high blood pressure. It promotes bone density to protect against osteoporosis, improves sleep, reduces stress and risk of depression and dementia later in life.


Daily Exercise is good for you



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Inefficiencies of Health Care

Is healthcare cost control possible? Aurametrix addressed some unhealthy aspects of healthcare in other articles, but there is always more to add.
"Despite the rampant inefficiencies and extremely high costs of health care in the United States, it is still possible to make the American health care system even more inefficient and more costly", say Drs. Fodeman and Book in the Wallstreet Opinion journal. What really drives health care spending is it's inefficient structure and business model along with increasing prevalence of chronic disease. Health Care spending is often wasteful failing to improve health outcomes and not bringing any value to the patients. Health care providers seem to be able to charge whatever they like. Existing system insulates both patients and providers from normal market incentives to reduce prices and spending. We recommend to read this article as it provides more insight.

Or watch the video to better see what's wrong with our health care system.


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