Did you know that regular exercise may be beneficial to your eye health? Several studies have shown that people who are sedentary have a higher risk of developing eye problems. In a British study of more than 6,500 participants, people who self-reported fair or poor eyesight were twice as likely to be sedentary than those who self-reported excellent vision.
A research review suggests that there are several possible trends related to eyesight and physical activity. The first possibility is that people with poorer vision may not be as prone to exercise because of their limited ability to see. Another possibility is that people who are sedentary develop eye problems as a result of inactivity, and a third possibility is that both factors may exist.
In addition to staying active, there are other tips that are important to combine with your activity plan to minimize health risks. These are some basic ways to develop an eye-healthy lifestyle: