Exercise and Your Eyes
Exercise lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. These are important not only to your overall health, but to the health of your eyes. Keeping blood flowing, and a healthy regime of exercise can lower your risk of developing eye-related health problems later on in life. The improved circulation also keeps toxins from building up in your eyes, and can help to prevent the onset of glaucoma.
Besides helping to set back the onset of certain eye diseases, exercise helps your general health as well. Doctors recommend about 30 minutes of exercise daily. So, get out, walk the dog, jump on a trampoline, help your parents clean the house or work in the garden. Be active.
Reviewed by PAMF Department of Optometry