Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.
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After digestion, glucose travels throughout the body in the blood stream. It enters all of our cells with the help of a hormone called insulin: insulin picks up the glucose and carries it into each cell, like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold.
So instead of saying that exercising decreases your risk for certain health problems, it’s more correct to say that not exercising increases your risk for those problems.
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