How Much Exercise Do We Need To Stay In Good Health?

It’s 2020: a new decade has started. And a question arises: How do you want to be 10 years from now?

👉🏻Option A: a healthy, strong, active, energetic, happy person;

👉🏻Option B: an achy, weak, sedentary person, developing some chronic diseases and relying on tons of pills to survive.

We both know Option B sounds terrible.

So what can we do to achieve Option A?

Prioritize your HEALTH

You can do that by starting to MOVE MORE.

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Regular exercise can, in fact, help us prevent and reverse lots of very serious health conditions, such as: Cardiovascular Diseases, Hypertension, Stroke, Osteoporosis, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, 13 types of Cancer, Depression, Falls, Cognitive Dysfunctions and even Premature Death!

Pretty impressive, uh?

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Luckily, we don’t have to go crazy to stay healthy.

In fact, to get substantial health benefits, we should do AT LEAST:

▶️150 minutes of MODERATE intensity Aerobic exercise a week.

This is the equivalent of ~20 minutes of walking per day, which you can easily fit into your schedule during your lunch break or after dinner.Exercise , physical activity, physiotherapy, physical therapy, Elisabetta brigo, fisioterapia, running, gym, workout, health, wellness, wellbeing, active lifestyle, movement culture, cardio, strength training

Alternatively, you can choose to perform 75 minutes a week of VIGOROUS Aerobic exercise, such as running.

▶️ 2x Strength Training sessions a week involving all major muscle groups, at a moderate (or greater) intensity, on non-consecutive days.

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The thing is, all these exercise-related health benefits are DOSE-DEPENDENT: this means that the more you move, the more protected you are against all those scary diseases listed above!

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As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get and stay healthy, yet what you get in return is HUGE!

I believe you CAN find the time to walk as little as 20 min/day and train your muscles 2x/week.

The question is: do you? 😏

Let’s do this! In 2030, your 10-years-older self will thank you!

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-Elisabetta Brigo

Physiotherapist

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