Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Youthful and Lean In Less Time

Excerpt from August, 31 2011 Reuters Health, "For Heart Health, Every Bit of Exercise Counts":
Researchers have known that exercise is good for heart health for decades. Pounding the pavement on a regular basis helps reduce blood pressure and improves blood flow in the heart, Swain said. The authors of the new study, led by Jacob Sattelmair, wanted to test the benefit of exercise on heart disease in relation to new federal guidelines to provide a better picture of just how much activity is necessary for heart protection. United States guidelines from 2008 recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) each week, or 30 minutes five days per week, as a minimum for health benefit. Twice that, the guidelines say, adds additional benefit.
From Kim:
Think you have to spend hours in the gym each week to derive any benefit? Think again. The latest research shows that as little as 10 to 15 minutes of brisk walking a day was associated with a reduction in heart disease. Some is definitely better than none. Often just by telling yourself you are going to exercise for 10 minutes can lead to longer sessions.

If time is truly the issue, opting instead for exercise with bursts of high intensity activity allows your metabolism to rev up to high gear all day long. Just 20 minutes, two to three times per week, can keep you stay lean and fit. It also activates high amounts of Growth Hormone which is also known as The Youth Hormone.

One of our favorites in this philosophy is Phil Campbell’s Peak 8 Exercise routine. Advocated by health and wellness expert Dr. Mercola, you can learn more here.

In Happiness & Health,
Kim Love

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