Tweaking Your Workout Activity

I realize that many of us are not  revved up about getting to a 30 minute exercise class, or walking continuously for 30 minutes.  In addition, many seniors do not have the extra income required to spend  on a health club membership.

I was encouraged by a  recent study, which finds that continuous activity is not a requirement to attain the benefits of exercise.  That is to say, you do not have to workout 30 minutes at a time to gain the health benefits! You can actually accumulate those 30 minutes of activity 10 minutes at a time.

The latest studies, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association are summarized below:
Movement strongly influenced longevity. Men and women who exercised fewer than 20 minutes a day, were at the highest risk of premature death.  Those who moved more often, especially if they were active in a day, cut their mortality risk in half”.
♥ ♥ Here’s the good part. It does not matter how you accumulate those minutes!
 You can walk continuously for five minutes or longer.  An example is to take short periods of quick walking during the course of a day.   Try to have those short walks add up to 30 minutes to an hour.  Just move more often
 Even walking from your car to the office, or climbing stairs adds up.
Source: New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds

Below is a link to more super ideas on how to get that done:
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/really-really-short-workouts/

Keep moving!

 

 

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