Exercise for your eyes?

By editor
July 8, 2013



Exercise For Your Eyes

Most people already know that 30 minutes of exercise a day is important for your heart, waistline and energy level. But it also does your eyes a world of good. Many eye diseases are linked to other health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Exercise helps keep these problems at bay or limit their impact if they do occur.

Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly were less likely to develop serious eye disease. People who engage in moderate physical exercise have been shown to be 25 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than people who were largely inactive. Researchers have also found that people who exercised three times a week were less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than people who didn't exercise. You don't have to be a marathon runner to reap the benefits of exercise. Taking a brisk walk, climbing the stairs and dancing are all great ways to get a good work out that will help you and your eyes stay healthy.

To get kids moving and teach them more about how exercise affects their whole bodies, including their eyes, check out the Let’s Move guide from The Museum of Vision. With longer days, and warmer weather the summer is a great time to get outside and get active. Your eyes will thank you.



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