Exercise and your eyes

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, 1:02 am

Many of us know that exercising can help us maintain good health. But did you know that having a regular exercise regimen can also reduce the risk of eye disease? Many eye diseases are linked to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, so it stands to reason that having a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on the eyes as well.
Several recent studies have supported this concept. Researchers recently discovered that people who engaged in moderate physical exercise were twenty five percent less likely to develop glaucoma than people who were sedentary. Another study found that people who exercised three times a week were less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than those who didn’t. The message here is, “Keep moving!”

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