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.
Irene Obera, 84, is one of a growing number of so-called 'superagers', who are living long and healthy lives. The one factor these superagers have in common? They all place a significant emphasis on physical activity as part of their lifestyle.
So there are many quotes of Hippocrates used by nutritionists and other health professionals but what does he have to say about physical activity?
Here is a short video with a few quotes related to physical activity and exercise, incredible how many nuggets of wisdom, in relation to the importance of movement, was revealed by Hippocrates the father of modern medicine born in 470BC.