Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 4, 2016

101 Benefits of Exercise.37

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Research overwhelmingly shows that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, enhances the functioning of virtually every physiological system in the human body and improves psychological well-being.

37.Increases the thickness of cartilage in your joints.

Well… that’s a benefit of exercise IF… you move correctly. Move poorly and your joint cartilage is destroyed – you will only know it though, when the cartilage is gone: cartilage doesn’t have any pain fibers, so the abnormal stresses to it are not being communicated to the brain. When the cartilage is all gone you will know it though: bone is richly innervated with pain fibers.

This issue is one of the main reasons for learning and practicing both Tai Chi and Yoga; both enable you to learn and practice proper movement (assuming you have good instruction). It takes patience though; most have

 

I will Posting a benefit every day from a list put together by Dr. Dave Phillips, M.D. He is an M.D. from Atlanta, GA who specializes in Sports Medicine. As a former All-American swimmer he knows a few things about exercise. He is also on the JuicePlus+ Health Advisory Board. He is also all over YouTube doing videos on JuicePlus+, exercise, and other health-related topics.

I hope this list of benefits of exercise is of help to you.

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2 Comments »

  1. Great post. I didn’t know that joint pain wasn’t assimilated by the brain. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by vivachiro — April 4, 2016 @ 1:16 pm

  2. Well… it is ‘assimilated’ but we are not aware of it… if that makes sense:-)

    Comment by doctordilday — April 4, 2016 @ 4:23 pm


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