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: