The Lost Dimension of Exercise: Duration
The best way to predict your success is to create it.
“The only bad work-out is one that didn’t happen.”
The intensity affects the duration of an exercise. The higher the intensity, the shorter the duration needed to get an ample amount of activity daily for an individual.
There are two kinds of exercise, namely aerobic and strength. Aerobic exercises include brisk walking, dancing or swimming while strength training includes the use of weights, whether through props or using the body resistance itself.
According to the Department of Health and Human Sciences, a healthy adult should do both aerobic exercise and strength training. For the former, they recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise. For the latter, they recommend 1 set of 12-15 reps per muscle.
Another study from the JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who do at least 150 minutes of work weekly are 31% less likely to die versus those people who completed at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise were 31 percent less likely to die than inactive people during the 14-year follow-up period. And the people who had the best health outcomes engaged in at least 450 minutes of moderate exercise each week; they were 39 percent less likely to die.
Benefits of Exercising on Your Health:
- People who exercise have a lower mortality rate than those who don’t.
- It can lessen the risk of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
- It can lessen the risk for skeletal problems like arthritis and fractures.
- It increases the cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular fitness.
- It promotes health and wellbeing.