Just what is the right amount of exercise for health and a longer life? Two new studies show that anyone who is physically capable of activity should try to “reach at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week and have around 20 to 30 minutes of that be vigorous activity.” I remember when I hated to exercise – especially if sweat was involved. Thanks to hypnosis for exercise, I now love being active. I love it that I can ride my bike 20, 50 or even 100 miles without special training because I maintain that level of fitness. I love it that I can go on a 15 mile hike in the Olympic Mountains without being stiff and sore afterwards. I love it that I can lift big heavy tree rounds into my truck to bring home to split for firewood. For me, this is liberty!
Would you like to create more liberty in your life? With hypnosis for exercise you too can become more active.
The Right Dose of Exercise
for a Longer Life
The New York Times, By Gretchen Reynolds April 15, 2015: Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add years to people’s lives.
They found that, unsurprisingly, the people who did not exercise at all were at the highest risk of early death.
But those who exercised a little, not meeting the recommendations but doing something, lowered their risk of premature death by 20 percent.
Those who met the guidelines precisely, completing 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, enjoyed greater longevity benefits and 31 percent less risk of dying during the 14-year period compared with those who never exercised.
The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were 39 percent less likely to die prematurely than people who never exercised.
At that point, the benefits plateaued, the researchers found, but they never significantly declined. Those few individuals engaging in 10 times or more the recommended exercise dose gained about the same reduction in mortality risk as people who simply met the guidelines. They did not gain significantly more health bang for all of those additional hours spent sweating. But they also did not increase their risk of dying young.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t exercise for the sake of exercise – or even for a longer life. I exercise because it creates liberty – the freedom to do what I want to do when I want to do it, in my life.
Maybe for you liberty is getting out of the car easier or being able to get off the floor after playing with grandchildren. Maybe its walking through some European village. Hypnosis for exercise can help you to become for active everyday. Ask your doctor if getting off your couch is right for you.
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Having liberty in my life motivates me to be active everyday.
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