In a recent editorial published in Cardiology, researchers revealed that nearly two thirds of Americans don’t partake in routine physical activity. And it’s not just America that’s lacking in physical fitness. It seems that almost half of Europeans are couchbound as well.
Everyone knows that exercise, alongside diet, are the two key factors in maintaining a healthy body weight. It’s probably the number-one most popular reason to exercise ever. However, even outside of the weight-loss benefit, exercise also lowers the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, reduces the risk of some types of cancer, lowers blood pressure and improves mood, energy and promotes more restful sleep and on and on and so forth.
On the other hand, 22% of coronary heart disease and colon cancer and 12% of diabetes and hypertension seems to be caused by lack of exercise.
One doesn’t need to engage in extreme athletics to receive the health benefits. The editorial states that simple things like walking for 20 minutes a day can slough 700 calories a week and will reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by up to 40%. Additionally, they recommend light resistance training to increase lean body mass. All these exercises can be performed safely by almost anyone of any age.
And if exercise still seems daunting, beet juice, like American-made Red Rush, can make working out easier. Studies have found that the dietary nitrate in beet juice can improve exercise performance by over 10%. That includes simple tasks like walking or light resistance training. Additionally, researchers in Kansas found that beet juice helped heart failure patients improve their mobility. Red Rush is made from fruits,vegetables, water and fruit byproducts, and has no artificial ingredients, added sugar or stimulants.
So no matter your fitness level–from Olympian to former couch potato–Red Rush can help get you on the path to a healthier lifestyle!