New Research: How Much Exercise Should We Do Each Day?

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New research, which has recently been released by experts, says that approximately four to five million deaths every year could be prevented if the global population was more physically active. Estimations indicate that 27.5% of adults, as well as 81% of adolescents, currently do not meet the 2010 exercise recommendations. In addition, there have been almost no improvements have been seen during the past decade.

As well, there are inequalities between the genders. Girls and women were found to be less active than boys and men in most of the countries surveyed. There are also vast differences in levels of physical activity between higher and lower economic groups in addition to between countries and regions.

These new recommendations state that children aged between five and 17 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity every single day. This incorporates aerobic activities as well as those which strengthen muscle and bone.

Adults who are aged between 18 and 64 years of age should do at least three to five hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity. Alternatively, they should be doing at least 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each and every week. Muscle-strengthening exercises are also strongly recommended on two or more days a week, as they can provide additional health benefits.

What Type Of Exercise Is The Best Exercise?

Moderate aerobic exercise encompasses activities such as:

  • Brisk walking,
  • Swimming, as well as
  • Mowing the lawn.

Vigorous aerobic exercise encompasses activities such as running and aerobic dancing.

Strength training can include making use of weight machines, your own body weight, resistance tubing or resistance paddles in the water. This type of training can include activities such as rock climbing.

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How Much Should I Exercise If I Want To Lose Weight?

As a general goal, aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. It doesn’t need to be vigorous – a moderate workout will do. If you are keen on losing weight, make sure that you sustain weight loss or reach particular fitness goals, you could need to exercise more. If you would like to aim even higher you can attain more health benefits if you increase the time which your exercise to 300 minutes or more each and every week.

Reducing sitting time is also important. The more hours that you sit each day, the higher will be your risk of metabolic problems. Sitting for far too long can negatively influence your health as well as longevity, even if you get the suggested amount of daily physical activity.

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