If you’re trying to lose weight or be the fittest you can be, you may need to exercise … less?
More isn’t always better. You can actually feel worse, increase body fat, and lose strength by exercising too long everyday. A recent study shows people whose daily workouts were thirty minutes, lost forty percent more weight than those who exercised for an hour.
“No pain, no gain,” isn’t always the wisest approach with your body.
Now, keep exercising, and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. But take at least one day off a week, add some variety to your routine, and be wary of lengthy workouts. If anything, talk to your doctor or a certified physical trainer. You may actually reach your goals faster, by doing less.
Here are some of my other blogs on this topic:
- Coffee, regular exercise in seniors may reduce dementia risk
- Some airports encouraging exercise, healthy eating habits
- Simple exercises improve cognition in older patients
- Physical activity reduces breast cancer risk
- Runners live longer, but extreme endurance exercise damages heart
- Daily physical activity reduces Alzheimer’s risk
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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