A fit body leads to a fit heart and reduced risk of CVD
“We now recognise the brain as the seat of the psyche, but the functions of the mind are dependent on the whole body and the harmonious interaction of all its parts.” (Sir Frederick Walker Mott 1853-1926. British neurologist, psychiatrist and sociologist, quoted by W.S. Dawson in Aids to Psychiatry). This quotation has a ring of truth about it, and I do believe that a fit body can help to lead to a fit mind. A fit body also leads to a fit heart, andreduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The good news from recent research is that physical activity interventions can reduce cardiovascular risk among high-risk individuals.