DailyDirt: Who Has Time To Exercise?
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There are all kinds of exercise fads, creating a vast array of gadgets that are supposed to help people get in shape or lose weight or magically make their lives better in every way. But no one really needs plastic handles attached to springs/elastic cords or wheels/pulleys or even weights to improve their health. It takes commitment. And usually that means dedicating some time to exercising regularly. The good news is that the minimum required time for exercise to have any impact seems to be pretty short. Here are some links for those of you looking to start exercising now that it’s summer (in the northern hemisphere).
- The American Heart Association recommends about 30 minutes of aerobic activity for 3-5 days per week AND some muscle-strengthening activity for at least 2 or more days per week. But the AHA also says that something is better than nothing, if several hours of exercise per week sounds ambitious. [url]
- High intensity workouts have gotten a lot of media attention recently — focusing on “7 minute” regimens and similar programs that try to speed things up a bit. CAUTION: these strenuous exercise programs are not for beginners! [url]
- Don’t have time for seven minutes? How about just four minutes? Some researchers are even trying to determine if people can get away with less than four minutes, too. [url]
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