Did you know your body can make its own drugs? Yes! The lining of your blood vessels, called the endothelium, is like a pharmacy inside your body. It can create custom drugs designed for your body and YOUR needs. Your pharmacy works as blood flows across this lining, and when blood flows faster over the surface of your endothelium, it gets the pharmacy going and releases natural internal medicines that can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, balance blood sugar and improve your mood, stamina, and energy. So, in order to get your pharmacy working, you've got to get your blood pumping.
Getting an hour of moderate exercise a day is ideal because it is at this point that your endothelial pharmacy does the most work. Consistent daily exercise will keep your personal pharmacy working and keep you feeling young. Get moving!