We have all felt that calm relaxed feeling after exercise, the high if you wish, making you promise yourself that tomorrow you will make sure you go back to the gym. It is not always that easy to remember the feeling the next day though.
However, the British Medical Journal might have another motivator after recently published a study with the catchy objective “To determine the comparative effectiveness of exercise versus drug interventions on mortality outcomes“. In plain English, as the New York Times puts it “Exercise can be as effective as many frequently prescribed drugs in treating some of the leading causes of death, according to a new report“.
Though it might not be news that exercise can be a good for you and enable you to enjoy your life it is new that it might prolong your life better than prescription drugs.