Sight Saver

May 16, 2013

Concerned about fading eyesight as you age? Start exercising! A new study found people who exercised 3 or more times a week decreased their risk of developing age related macular degeneration by 70%! Researchers say exercise reduces systemic inflammation. It also reduces the failure of cells that line the eye's blood vessels. Both of these conditions play a role in the development of age related macular degeneration. Age related macular degeneration gradually destroys the sharp, central vision you need to see objects clearly. This can interfere with daily tasks like driving and reading. So get out and exercise!

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