Can Exercise Help Your Eyesight???
As we have known for years exercise can help you shed those few extra unwanted pounds and generally help you stay healthy, but did you know that exercise can help preserve your vision?
Studies that have been done over the last 10 years have found that exercising on a regular basis can help reduce your chance of getting any eye related ailments such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Vision problems can also be related to high blood pressure or high cholesterol, but with exercise and a well-balanced diet you can maintain healthy numbers with both of these and help your vision while doing so.
There are many cardiovascular exercises that can help you maintain healthy vision, you can do anything from a brisk walk, to riding a bike, or even dancing. The biggest thing to remember while doing these exercises is increasing your heart rate for a minimum of 20 minutes. These exercises can help lower the pressure in your eyes, and that helps keep the retinal ganglion cells protected, these cells are responsible for carrying visual information from your eye to your brain. Another benefit is that cardio exercises help the blood flow to the optic nerve and retina which are vital to keep healthy for you to have the best vision.
The benefits of something as simple as a brisk 25 minute walk, 4 times a week will not only benefit your eyes but your heart health too! So, if you don’t already take action and start exercising today!