There are few lifestyle factors that can have as great an impact on health as regular physical activity. Next to quitting smoking, getting more active is the best thing you can do for your health. Among other things, activity has been proven to improve:
...all the while reducing risk-factors for many diseases 🤒
Despite findings such as these, a majority of people aren't realizing this benefit. The biggest reason for this is that 21st century lifestyles are more sedentary than any other point in history. Activity used to be a more natural part of day to day life. We now have to make a more conscious effort to take care of our bodies and get active.
"The biggest reason for this is that 21st century lifestyles are more sedentary than any other point in history."
Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the WHO 🌎 and US Department of Health and Human Services 👨⚕️, the answer is pretty simple! They've put together guidelines and recommendations after reviewing hundreds of scientific studies on health and fitness. It should be encouraging that nearly all such reports are in agreement across the world.
I hope you find these results to be encouraging! If you are just starting out on your journey towards a more active lifestyle, 150 minutes a week is a great goal to aim for.
It's important to remind yourself to take care of your body and be intentional about finding time to do so. If time is a constant hurdle, check out our article on Finding Time to Get Active.
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