Regular Exercise Changes Everything
Most of you are aware of the benefits of regular exercise, and some are aware how powerful the benefits are, but clearly not everyone is convinced!
The average adult needs at least 2 hours and 30minutes of activity each week, at a moderate intensity level, like power walking. Up the intensity to jogging or running, and you can aim for at least 75 mins a week. Add a couple of strength sessions a week and you can expect to build muscle, protect your heart, avoid obesity and live even longer!
I am not saying that shorter sessions of regular exercise are not worth it, at least you doing something! Even just 10minute increments of exercise can make a world of difference in your health and well-being. But those of you who make exercise part of your regular routine (without over doing it) are definitely reaping the benefits.
Here are a few Facts:
Regular exercisers have 40% risk of developing Dementia and a 60% lower risk of any type of cognitive impairment. In young adults, regular exercise can increase bone mineral density by as much as 2-8% a year, helping to prevent dangerous falls and fractures later on in life.
Some of the big differences between sedentary and active people are obviously beneficial, like a healthier stronger heart and longer life span. People that exercise also have a higher maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) , which reflects that they have an increased capacity for aerobic exercise, or a more efficient sweating response, which helps their bodies to cool quickly and recover at a quicker rate.
Regular Exerciser vs. Sedentary Person
By Manuella Myburgh