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Wellness news: Exercise your way to healthier eyes

Jul 15, 2016

Who doesn't want increased energy, a toned, fit body and improved health? It's no secret that exercise is the best way to get in shape and avoid serious health conditions. But you may be surprised to learn that you can actually exercise your way to healthy eyes too.

Like your heart, brain, and lungs, your eyes are impacted by how you care for your body. Regular exercise can help prevent eye conditions linked to obesity and being out of shape.

  • Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve. Simply walking 2 or 3 times a week can help lower pressure on the nerve in the eyes.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy can lead to blindness unless a regimen of the right diet and exercise is followed.
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. Lowering blood pressure through a good diet and exercise may help slow the progress of AMD.

Get fit to see the new you
Searching for a new fitness routine to get in shape? Fitness is about more than just exercising — it's a lifestyle change that includes eating right, getting enough exercise, and taking care of your overall health. Today is your day to make that lifestyle change.

Start by focusing on your plan to get fit.
Start simple and set realistic goals, and write them down! This will help you stick to your plan and track your progress. Find sources of motivation like quotes, photos, anything that will encourage you to stay on track and keep them close by.

To find out how put your plan into action, what to do if you don't have time for exercise and more information on eye care and health click here. For more information regarding your benefits, special offers, finding a VSP doctor, and eye care information, visit www.vsp.com!

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