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.
Do you spend most of your day at the office? Or work from home? Are you a full-time student? Or spend most of your time driving for a living? Well regardless the reality, quite simply, is that many of us today are sedentary.
If exercise came in pill form, we would only be too eager to take our keep-fit medicine. Movement is medicine, even small doses extend longevity and can prevent and treat disease. Movement truly is a polypill.
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.