Over the last few years more scientific research has supported the notion that physical fitness has a positive impact on eyes.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how vision health is closely connected with physical fitness.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/1-trick-to-maximize-eye-health-revealed/) the World Health Organization states that physical activity is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of many non- communicable diseases. The WHO and many other health agencies promote exercise as a means to improve mental health as well.
Over the last few years more scientific research has supported the notion that physical fitness has a positive impact on eyes. One science paper, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, states physical activity may help reduce the risk of glaucoma.
As the Bel Marra Health article reads, the study looked at physical activity in relation to low ocular perfusion pressure, which is an important risk factor for glaucoma. Over 5, 600 men and women aged 48 to 90 took part in the study. Their eye pressure was examined, blood pressure was monitored, and their physical activity was assessed. The results indicated that moderate physical activity was associated with a 25 percent reduced risk of low OPP. Those who worked on the study say although an exact cause can’t be pinpointed; there is an association between sedentary behavior and factors which seem to increase the risk of developing glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It is caused by unusually high pressure inside your eye.
The connection between physical fitness and good vision doesn’t end there. In 2006 the British Journal of Ophthalmology reported that people with a more active lifestyle were 70 percent less likely to develop WET AMD; a type of age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration occurs when you have damage to the retina, thus causing damage to your central vision. According to the Mayo Clinic, Wet Macular Degeneration is usually caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid into the center of the retina, called the macula.
Blood vessels play an important role in our eye health. Doctors say that the small blood vessels in the eyes can show damage when a person has hypertension or high blood pressure. Research indicates that regular exercise lowers blood pressure. So when people are told to eat healthy foods to regulate their BP, they are not only protecting themselves from health problems like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, they are protecting their eyes.
According to the National Eye Institute more than 3.3 million Americans 40 and older are suffering from either blindness or low vision. The institute says we should all have our eyes examined. People who are 60 or older are advised to have an annual eye exam even if they are seeing well. It is easy for us to take our eyes for granted, but take a moment and imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t see the face of someone you love anymore, then go out and get physical!
Bel Marra Health is the maker of “20/20 Vision Formula” a high-quality nutritional supplement designed for eye health in formulations designed to address this specific health concern. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Health visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.