7 Tips for Taking Exercise Slowly

People who enjoy regular exercise feel better, sleep better, tend to eat better, have decreased incidence of diseases like type 2 diabetes and some cancers and they maintain better mobility as they age. And it doesn’t take as much as you may think.

Popular culture would have us believe that if we’re not logging hundreds of miles running marathons, grinding out a daily online cycling class or hitting the gym before dawn like pro bodybuilders that we’re not working out hard enough. Or long enough. Or far enough. That, friends, is folly. 

Truth: Our bodies need a certain amount of movement (AKA exercise) to function well. People who enjoy regular exercise feel better, sleep better, tend to eat better, have decreased incidence of diseases like type 2 diabetes and some cancers and they maintain better mobility as they age. And it doesn’t take as much as you may think.

The key to starting an exercise routine is to start. The Department of Health and Human Services tells us that adults should shoot for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. To that, add two or three strength training sessions a week and that’s it.

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