When Busy Weeks Make Workout Timing Tough
Sometimes motivation isn’t the biggest problem when we aren’t able to find time to get the exercise we need. Achieving workout time in our busy workweek schedules can surely be challenging. Yet, good news has been uncovered recently that may come as a big relief.
Although it is recommended to perform 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week by national guidelines, it turns out that it doesn’t have to be spread out daily, or even every few days. A new study indicates that this physical activity can be performed in one or two days during a weekend or day off, while still being as beneficial for those who do so, as for those who do it more frequently.
In fact, weekend warriors were shown to lower their risk of death prematurely from any cause by about a third, comparatively with those who were inactive. These numbers indicated the about the same exact health advantages as for those who exercised more frequently each week.
Additionally, exercise is not only good for your body, but it’s great for your brain. Physical activity causes the heart to pump blood faster, sending more oxygen to the brain, helping to protect and repair brain cells. It decreases the chances of Alzheimer’s and memory loss, even for those who are genetically at risk. Moreover, aerobic activities such as running or swimming appear to be best for this.
Exercise is also the very best way to reduce stress workweek stress, help you focus, and feel more of a sense of well-being, and far less exhausted. In addition, these effects appear to last throughout the week. Physical activity has been shown to reduce anger, and improve sleep too.
It’s certainly comforting to think that we can still enjoy these great health benefits, without the added stress of trying to fit the time for our exercise into our busy workweeks.
Of course, if you have any health concerns, it’s good to check with a doctor before beginning any new regimen. So, if you would like to enjoy the benefits of being physically active, whether it’s daily or weekly, check out our class schedule today and find a class time that works with your busy schedule at www.pivotalfitness.com.