There’s a miracle treatment that turns back the clock you probably haven’t heard of. Even better? It’s free.

That’s saying a lot considering that the market for anti-aging products and services was valued at an estimated $261.9 billion in 2013, according to BCC Research. So, what if I told you that you can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50 percent and lower your risk of early death by up to 30 percent? It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect, and you don’t need a prescription to get it.

It goes by the name of (drumroll) exercise.

Why exercise works:

Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had but often neglected to take advantage of. Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life. People who exercise regularly have up to a 35 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, up to a 50 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, up to a 50 percent lower risk of colon cancer, up to a 20 percent lower risk of breast cancer, a 30 percent lower risk of early death, to name a few.

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