To Your Health: Exercise, More Pluses For Mind & Body!

Dr. Alan Safdi, a world-renowned internist and gastroenterologist with encyclopedic knowledge of mind-body wellness and preventative medicine, posts on Telluride Inside… and Out under the banner of “To Your Health.” His blogs feature the most current information in his field: health, wellness, and longevity.

This winter, Dr. Alan returns with his popular Live Longer Retreat wellness intensives, which repeats over the summer. For further information, email go to his Telluride Longevity Institute website or sign up by calling 1-877-448-5416.

This week, Dr. Alan talks about the positive impact of exercise in your life beyond the obvious such as weight reduction and therefore why you should get moving today. 

Last March, for just one of many examples, JAMA Open Network published an story on the association of exercise and all-cause cardiovascular and even cancer-related mortality across a lifespan. The practice changer there was that even if you did not exercise when you were younger, if you start exercising between 40 and 65 years of age, you can improve your outcome. You can decrease mortality over the subsequent years.

In that large cohort of over 300,000 individuals, adults who were not active throughout most of their adult life—and here’s the exciting part—but increased their exercise level later in life (40 to 61 years of age), had a lower all-cause mortality rate, hazard ratio of 0.65, or a 35% decrease in mortality. They had a 43% decrease in cardiovascular mortality, and a 16% decrease in cancer-related mortality.

Now new information suggests physical activity yields many other benefits.

Alan Safdi, more:

Dr. Alan Safdi is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. A proven leader in the healthcare arena, he has been featured on the national program, “Medical Crossfire” and authored or co-authored numerous medical articles and abstracts. Safdi has been involved in grant-based and clinical research for 30+ years and is passionate about disease prevention and wellness, not just fixing what has gone wrong. He is an international lecturer on the subjects of wellness, nutrition and gastroenterology.

And back by popular demand, this summer, in partnership with the Peaks’ Spa, Dr. Safdi returns with his three, week-long wellness intensives titled Live Longer Retreat.

Again, using an evidence-based, scientific approach to health and longevity and featuring an experienced staff of medical professionals, personal trainers, Pilates and yoga instructors, dietitians, and chefs, the focus is on your unique wellness profile. Each Live Longer Retreat is one-of-kind in the U.S. Those intensives, limited to only 10 – 15 participants, will include personal consultations, hiking, spinning, yoga, Pilates, talks and demonstrations related to nutrition, cooking classes, and more.

Go here to read a review of the experience by one very satisfied participant.


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