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How little exercise do we need?

  1. andycool profile image72
    andycoolposted 4 years ago

    Everybody is concerned about how much exercise do we need! But researchers are busy to find out how little exercise do we need. Quick workouts are going to be the new standard and are quite effective.

    Can brief bursts of exercise improve your health?

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think absolutely brief bursts of exercise are very beneficial.  I'm one of those high energy people who can't sit still and I love to workout, but my schedule is also just about as packed as it could be, so there are those days when I just can't do my regular routine.  However, I still walk my dogs, run up and down the stairs, or walk around the parking lot several times while food shopping. I even have an exercise plan for doing house work.  So, shorter increments of  5 and 10 minutes here and there during the day add up to benefit your heart and help you burn calories.

      1. andycool profile image72
        andycoolposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes Disturbia, you're doing the right thing. Thanks! smile

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Bursts of activity are beneficial to your health in the same sense that interval training (difficult bursts of activity alternated with moderate activity) is good for you. You will see increased fitness levels more quickly if you are consistent in making sure you total at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise in total in each 24 hour period.

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    Home Girlposted 4 years ago

    A little exercise at your dinner table never hurts. Exercise your judgement, your moderation, etc. big_smile
    If you do not have time for anything else - brisk walk 2 times a day for half an hour in unpolluted areas(park,lakeshore, mountain, etc.) will be sufficient for a regular guy.
    !Don't jog in traffic: Jogging while inhaling polluted air increases the stress on runners' hearts!

    1. andycool profile image72
      andycoolposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very useful advice. Thanks for sharing! smile

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        Home Girlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You are welcome,andycool!
        Only when I started exercise at my table by not eating bad stuff, my problem with losing weight stopped being the problem.


  3. Beth100 profile image85
    Beth100posted 4 years ago

    Any form of exercise for any amount of time will benefit you healthwise.  It is recommended that you exercise for a minimum of 15 minutes per day and in that time with an elevated heart rate.

    Truth is:  any physical movement will benefit you over non-physical movement.

    To lose weight, gain muscle mass along with proper nutrition.

    Quick, short spurts of exercises are great:  walking, speed walking, climbing stairs, housework, cycling, carrying garbage to the curb, gardening, etc. 


    1. andycool profile image72
      andycoolposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Beth100 for your opinion. smile

  4. skinsman82000 profile image85
    skinsman82000posted 4 years ago

    I think long workouts promote good endurance, but short, taxing, workouts can be very effective.  People should adopt a healthy lifestyle that uses many different activities and workout types...long and short.  I don't think we'll ever find the magic workout.  Again, just my opinion.

  5. cherylone profile image90
    cheryloneposted 4 years ago

    I try to work out as often as possible, but my health prevents me from doing anything strenuous.  got any type of execises for someone with bad knees (both) and a bad back?

  6. teacherjoe52 profile image57
    teacherjoe52posted 4 years ago

    I like to take long walks in the forest for about three hours twice a week.

    As well I walk to school which takes an hour. Being a photographer as well, usually there is at least on good shot to take along the way.