Hello Next Levelers,
Here is an article from the New York Times that helps to validate our efforts to be healthy and fit. The article contains points of view that a majority of us who are familiar with exercise can agree to. But the article stressed the need to be "active". Active in the study is defined as "anything" that you need to do to get from A - B. Cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, getting up to go to the bathroom and also physical "conscious" effort to perform " challenging endeavors" i.e weight training, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning.
In the report this paragraph resonated;
Over all, the researchers found, someone’s chances of dying prematurely continued to drop the more he or she moved, up to a plateau at about 25 minutes per day of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, or 300 minutes a day of light, gentle activity. Beyond that point, people did not gain additional longevity benefits, although their risks of premature death did not rise either.
So we are all on track to achieving a " fitness based lifestyle " based on the finding in the report. One thing I will dispute is the sentence highlighted in RED. Numerous other studies have indicated that longevity can be enhanced due to calorie control. Namely, watch what we are eating. Although they were focusing on activity I wanted to shed light on other ideas surrounding longevity.
Another tidbit was this phrase below;
They suggest that “all activity counts” in terms of reducing our risk of dying early
All activity does count. But we all know that when it comes to " being active" we can ALL agree that walking the neighborhood can be a bit more rewarding than walking to the refrigerator. In the short term we feel good but afterwards the GUILT sets in and the SHOULDA, COULDA, WOULDA creeps in. Just go exercise and when you finish your cool down will be a walk to the refrigerator!
Enjoy the article and give feedback.
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