A couple of years ago Time Magazine came out with a great article, “The New Science of Exercise.” Here are just a few of the great take-aways:
-If there was a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed. (This comment is made after the study of the blood of subjects being drawn and looked at immediately after completing exercise).
-In the 1905 Journal of The American Medical Association the authors reported that they mourned how many people were losing sight of the health benefits of exercise. That’s’ when medicine shifted its focus from the prevention of disease to its treatment
– The most effective, potent way that we can improve quality of life and duration of life is through exercise.
-You will gain the benefits of exercise in as little as 10 mins if you practice high intensity interval training. (Google it)
-Walking is good but you must do weight-bearing exercises as well.
-If you are ill you can still exercise, and it will help you get well!
-You don’t need a gym membership to reap the benefits of exercise.
-Standing more and sitting less is linked to a lower risk of cancer, diabetes, and early death from any cause.
-The scientific benefits of exercise mean slower aging, better mood, less chronic pain, stronger vision, and the list goes on. These results are real, measurable, and almost immediate.
For those of you who don’t like to exercise, find something intense that you can do in 10 minutes per day. Your healthy life depends on it.