Welcome to 2020 — the year of perfect vision!
The holiday season provided lots of opportunities to indulge in treats. As a result, many New Year’s resolutions include promises to exercise more in order to drop those excess pounds gained over the past few months.
Regular Exercise is Good for Eye Health
Most of us know that exercising can help us maintain good health. But did you know that having a regular exercise regimen can also reduce the risk of eye disease?
Many eye diseases are linked to other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, so it stands to reason that having a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on the eyes as well.
Exercise Reduces the Risk of Glaucoma and AMD
Several recent studies have supported this concept. Researchers recently discovered that people who engaged in moderate physical exercise were 25% less likely to develop glaucoma than people who were sedentary.
Another study found that people who exercised three times a week were less likely to develop Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) than those who didn’t.
The message here is simple — “Keep moving in the New Year!”