Spring is in the air and that means a lot of people are feeling the need to be outdoors. One great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather is by getting active. That doesn’t necessarily have to mean running a marathon or biking up a mountain, but something as simple as a walk can greatly help you increase your fitness and help your body and mind. A more active lifestyle can seriously improve your health and help many of your prescription medications do their jobs.
If gyms get busy at the start of a new year, parks and outdoor spaces get busy in April. As spring weather starts to draw people out into the fresh air and away from their couches, step back and consider your own lifestyle and figure out if you can add a bit of activity to your daily schedule. Increasingly sedentary lifestyles contribute more and more to health problems in America. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression and more, often go hand in hand with being a couch potato. So, by adding a bit of activity to your day, you can help combat some of these issues.
Obviously, exercise is good for your heart and helps you lose weight, but did you know that exercise can also help ease anxiety and depression in people? Exercise may help raise serotonin levels in the brain and reduce cortisol (the stress hormone). It may also help you improve your sleep, elevate your mood, and distract you from the things that stress you out. So, a 30-minute period of exercise per day can help both your body and mind.
This mind/body benefit makes exercise a great way to complement your prescription medications. Whether that medication is for your heart health or for depression and anxiety, exercise can help your medications work effectively and treat symptoms and disease. Of course, you need to talk to your doctor before increasing your activity levels. Some may not be able to handle too much exercise, so you need to be sure you’re able to handle a change in your exercise regimen.
Regardless of what medications you’re on, physical activity will likely help improve your health. And now, you can make your medication more affordable, improving your bank account. RxLess helps you find discount cards for your prescription medications, making drugs like Zestril or Xanax more affordable. All you have to do is go to our site and search for your medication and the discount associated with your pharmacy of choice.