Do you want to be as healthy as possible and stay away from deathly diseases? Well, according to a new study, you should do regular exercise. It may reduce the risk for five common diseases. This comes as no surprise for us having in mind that we all have seen the benefits of outdoor activities and exercising. Let’s find out more about what the study implied and which are the benefits of regular exercise.
Researchers analyzed 174 studies, published in the last 36 years. They used a formula called MET minutes which estimates how much activity offers us the greatest health benefit. The research team found out that people who have high levels of physical activity had a lower risk of chronicle diseases such as breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
According to the report, published in the journal BMJ, the greatest benefit comes at 3, 000 to 4, 000 MET minutes a week. This means that even if you do work around the house like gardening or cleaning, you can get to 3, 000 MET minutes with no problem. This comes as a really good motivation for those who want to lose weight or have a healthier lifestyle.
Regular exercise can be the easiest way to prevent a number of cardiovascular diseases, but also diabetes or cancer. Physical activity should be promoted more as there are some major issues in the U.S. Obesity is on the rise, more and more people are eating fast-food and the population is getting older.
What is important to know is that you do not have to spend all of your time in the gym to make sure you are doing regular exercise. If you are more physically active at work and do more housework it will be enough. Of course, regular exercise is not enough if you do not eat healthy food.
What we know for sure is that people who achieve to regular exercise have a significant reduction in the risk of the five diseases studied. According to the researchers, one if five adults does less than 30 minutes of activity per week. So we aren’t surprised why there are so many overweight people who have also a chronic disease. No matter what you age, is never too late to start doing regular exercise in order to keep your body fit and healthy.
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