After a delightful summer of dragon boat training with Naturopathic Current – the end of summer Regatta is now upon us! This weekend, you are cordially invited to come out to Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto, Ontario on September 8-9, 2012 for the 18th Annual Great White North Dragon Boat Festivities. All the proceeds raised are donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario to raise money for breast cancer research, health promotion and advocacy.
And now, after a Naturopathic interlude…your secret to staying disease-free for life: exercise! Sweaty, heart-pumping, endorphin-releasing, mood elevating, waist-reducing, muscle toning, health-promoting play! An article was published this August 2012 in Archives of Internal Medicine and featured on the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Network, which shows that people with higher fitness levels experienced a lower incidence of chronic medical conditions.
The researchers assessed 18,670 healthy participants between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2009. After adjusting for age, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, alcohol use, and smoking, they concluded that exercise was significantly associated with a lower risk of developing chronic disease outcomes.