Should I Really Do As Much Exercise as Possible Every Day?

Posted 07/24/2015 | By HealthCorps

When it comes to the discussion of “how much exercise is good for you or beneficial health-wise” there are a slew of different perspectives. The WHO recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise weekly for health benefits and also to help with energy balance (your weight). There are certain advocates who say any exercise is better than no exercise. Recent studies have suggested that there may be a limiting point to vigorous exercise, and going beyond that limit could actually do more harm than good. Other new studies suggest that HIIT (high intensity interval training) is better for your health than moderate, continuous exercise.

With so many of us (kids and adults) sitting too many hours daily, the goal should be to move as much as possible as often as possible throughout the day. Setting goals, like 10,000 steps a day can help you to achieve meaningful exercise on a regular basis. If you do set long term fitness goals, make sure they are achievable and sensible and then support the commitment with healthy eating, adequate hydration and get plenty of sleep.

Source: Stone Hearth News

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