Everyone knows how important exercise is to health and quality of life. Because of the mental and physical benefits of exercise, it is important to your success at work as well, something that is also well known.
But people are often so busy that it is difficult for them to find time to exercise. It is difficult for them to make it into the gym more than once or twice a week. Believing that this would do little good, they may decide not to go at all.
If you find yourself in this situation, take heart. Recent research has some welcome news. It turns out that if you exercise long enough, going to the gym just on the weekend is almost as good as working out five days a week.
How Much Exercise is Best
But the catch is that you need to put in at least two and a half hours of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise during your weekend training to get the five-day benefits. These times are the recommended weekly amount of exercise you need, depending on how intensely you do it.
If you do this, however, you will live as long as and be as healthy as those who work out all week, according to the research. You will stay healthier and reduce your risk of getting chronic illnesses like cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Moderate and Intense Exercise
Moderate exercise includes physical activity such as walking at a four-mile-an-hour pace, cycling at a 12-mile-an-hour pace, playing doubles in tennis or badminton, even doing chores around the house such as vacuuming, window washing and lawn mowing.
Examples of intense exercise are things like hiking, jogging at six-miles-an-hour, cycling at 14 to 16 miles-an-hour, playing tennis, or playing basketball or soccer.
So, even if you only get into the gym on weekends, and follow the recommended activity guidelines, the study showed that you will live years longer than those who get no exercise at all.
A note of caution for those who fall into any one of the following categories: over age 35, have not exercised for a long time, greatly overweight, pregnant, have high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, smoke, or have a family history of heart disease, you should see a doctor before starting any exercise routine.
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