Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

Exercise 'can be as good as pills'As per researchers who were part of a recent study doing exercise can be equally effective when compared to heart disease drugs in patients who suffer from heart problems.

The study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers observed several hundred trials which involved almost 340,000 patients to study the positive aspects of both medication and exercises in preventive fatal conditions.

Researchers found that exercises could battle out some important heart disease drugs and even scored higher when compared to some stroke medication.

The study results suggest that doctors should add exercises to their prescriptions along with the medicines and other treatment.

Doctors feel that people suffering with heart ailments should not give up their exercise routine and must carry it on with the prescribed treatment to get better results and faster relief.

Study showed that very less patients of heart disease are including the recommended exercise in their routine.

Just one third of the British population include recommended 2.5 hours or more of moderate exercise like cycling or brisk walks on a weekly basis.

However the rate of increase in the consumption of the prescribed drugs has shot up and is rising.