Most of us understand that over exercising isn’t good for our health, but how much exercise is enough & how much is too much? Half an hour per day seems to be the magic number echoed by many in the know:
Latest studies by the University of Copenhagen in 2012 show that those who exercised for 1 hour did NOT benefit.any more than those who exercised for just half an hour. Research, published in the American Journal of Physiology, found those who ran, rowed, or cycled for 30 minutes a day lost an average 8lb over a three month period. In comparison, people who pushed their daily training routine to an hour actually lost two pounds less!
Whilst all experts agree that exercise is necessary – we don’t actually need to do that much to make a real difference. Exercise is the number one treatment for fatigue, anxiety & depression. It reduces cases of Diabetes, hip fracture for post menopausal women, abdominal muscle separation during pregnancy, benefits & often reverses the symptoms of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s & more…
“Exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat” – Dr Mads Rosenkilde – University of Copenhagen”