12 Jun exercise – the miracle cure
exercise is the miracle cure that we all have, but most of us don’t complete our recommended weekly dose. whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.
research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress. during these difficult times, exercise can also be used to practice mindfulness, for the duration of your workout it allows you to be by alone and only focus on the present.
to stay healthy and fit, adults should try to be active every day and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week. there are lots of different exercises you can do both in the house & outside to ensure that you are smashing the 150 minutes required! for most people, the easiest way to get moving is to make activity part of everyday life, like walking, cycling or running to a place instead of driving.
for any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quick enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer. this level of effort is called moderate intensity activity. if you’re working at a moderate intensity, you should still be able to talk but you won’t be able to sing!
an activity where you have to work even harder is called vigorous intensity activity. there is evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity. you can tell when you have reached vigorous activity because you’re breathing hard and fast and you won’t be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.
20 minute workout:
intermediate, total body workout:
cardio – hitt workout: