Walking to Avoid Disease

Today in the Jerusalem Post HEALTH & SCI-TECH section , 'Walkway from Cancer' is the title and they report: Eight hundred years ago, Maimonides wrote that "as long as a man exercises and exerts himself... he will not be visited by disease... and anyone who sits idly and does not exercise... all his life he will be visited by pain and weakness."

I would have to agree....

Dale Maxwell

Eight hundred years ago, Maimonides wrote that "as long as a man exercises and exerts himself... he will not be visited by disease... and anyone who sits idly and does not exercise... all his life he will be visited by pain and weakness."
[Edna Bukstein of the Wingate...]

But even the great Jewish physician also known by his acronym, Rambam, probably wouldn't have dreamed that cancer - a rare disease in his time - could be avoided or the risk of recurrence reduced with exercise.

A new project called Tze'adim Le'eichut Hayim (Steps to Quality of Life) - aimed at encouraging cancer patients at three major hospitals to exercise according to their physical ability and eat right - has been launched by the Israel Cancer Association (ICA) with funding from the Janssen-Cilag pharmaceutical company.

Read the whole story on The Jerusalem Press

 

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