But prescription medications come with a variety of side effects. They also come at a financial cost and don’t necessarily provide the range of health benefits produced by regular exercise. A particular drug may be helping your high blood pressure, while it does nothing for the plaque growing in your coronary arteries.
The message here is that simple advocacy for a sound diet and prudent exercise isn’t enough. A wise society and its institutions will work to convey the message to individuals that it is in their long-term benefit to pursue proper fitness decisions as part of a healthy lifestyle choice.
Yes, the drugs will be there. But when feasible, the better option is to see that they aren’t needed.
— The New Castle (Pa.) News
THE ISSUE Proper diet and exercise THEIR VIEW There's long-term benefit to proper fitness decisions as part of a healthy lifestyle choice.