Physical Activity

Irisin - The Exercise Hormone

Irisin - The Exercise Hormone

If you’ve been having a hard time sticking to your exercise program in the first few weeks of 2018, the latest findings from a team of researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine should inspire you. What they found recently was that moderate aerobic endurance activity – such as going out for a brief run – stimulated the body’s production of a hormone known as irisin, which has critical fat-burning properties.

How much physical activity do we need to stay healthy?

How much physical activity do we need to stay healthy?

How much physical activity do we need to stay healthy? According to research, the World Health Organisation and government health departments around the world, there are two types of weekly physical activity required to stay healthy: aerobic and resistance. Aerobic predominantly means working the heart and lungs; resistance means mainly working the muscles and bones.