The Keys to Optimal Health & Longevity
Even if you are eating the best diet in the world, you still need to stay active and exercise on a regular basis if you seek to optimize your health and longevity.
Exercise is often equated to a drug from the perspective that they both need to be taken at optimal dosage to reap the desired effect.
One way of looking at the impact and benefits of non-exercise movement Vs exercise is that the former will help optimize your health and quality of life, while the latter may help you live healthy significantly longer.
Remember that the greatest effect on longevity has been found among those who engaged in 150 to 450 mins of exercise per week, the bulk of which was moderate intensity activities such as walking. Including bouts of vigorous activity can give you an additional boost in longevity.
As for non-exercise movement, a general recommendation would be to limit your sitting to 3 hours a day.
1 of the Keys to optimal health is to remain as active as you can, all day long.
Whenever you have a chance to move and stretch your body in the course of the day, do it.
Your best bet is to incorporate a wide variety of activities, including core-strengthening exercises, strength training, stretching and high-intensity activities.
High-intensity interval training boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production, which is essential for optimal health, strength, vigor and longevity.
Modern fitness research offers many potent reminders that physical activity is one of the best preventives for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Studies also confirm that prolonged sitting is an independent risk factor for disease and early death. So it it no surprise to find that inactivity may be costing the global economy tens of billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and healthcare costs.
As reported by Reuters a recent study looking at data from 1-M individuals worldwide found that lack of physical activity had a global price tag of $67.5-B in Y 2013.
Of this amount, $32.2-B was paid by the public sector, $12.9-B by the private sector and $9.7-B by individual households. According to their findings, 1 hr of daily exercise could eliminate a majority of these expenses.
According to the researchers, inactivity is also the cause of more than 5-M deaths per year.
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively