Run for your lives…literally [Part 2]

Decades of solid science confirm that exercise improves health and can extend your life. So here I will be talking about how to structure your exercise regimen to get full benefits.

The minimum exercise threshold for good health is burning 700 – 1000 kcal/week. This corresponds to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) recommendations of 150-250 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week. Even 30 minutes of moderate exercise (you need to work up a sweat) per day can help prevent diseases like heart disease, diabetes, depression, and several types of cancer, particularly breast and colon cancers.

Exercise may help prevent, fight Parkinson’s disease.

Regular exercise can also help you sleep better, reduce stress, control your weight, brighten your mood and sharpen your mental functioning

Do something that you know you can follow!

Set realistic goals for yourself

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Forgetting yourself in the details

Yes it is right, you have to eat right to get all those vitamins, antioxidants, polyphenols … to boost so many aspects of your health and well being.

But don’t forget the basics!

Ask yourself daily;

  • Did you take in enough water?
  • Are you feeling tense? What is the purpose of this tension?
  • Did you eat beyond your “I am full” signal?
  • WHY did you do so? Is this something recurring?

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