Exercise is a good thing just as good food is. However, just as overeating is real, over-exercising is also possible. Why am I comparing exercise to nutrition? Because having an adequate amount of both, is the best thing you can ever achieve in terms of health. This theory was established in ancient Greece. “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health” – Hippocrates (460 BCE – 375 BCE), the father of Medicine. Since we are talking about exercise today, How much Exercise is Enough?
Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day as a general objective. You may need to exercise more if you want to reduce weight, maintain weight loss, or accomplish certain fitness goals.
It’s also vital to cut down on your sitting time. The more time you spend sitting each day, the more likely you are to have metabolic disorders. Even if you obtain the appropriate amount of daily physical activity, sitting too much might have a detrimental influence on your health and longevity. People who have lost weight may be more likely to keep it off if they sit less during the day, according to some research.
Do you have a hard time committing to long periods of time? Even short bursts of activity are beneficial. If you can’t fit in a 30-minute walk during the day, for example, take a few five-minute walks instead. Any activity is preferable to none. The most important thing is to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine.