Physical activity in combination with good health principles is important to obtain wellness . Studies have shown that people who are engaged in regular physical activity will cut their risk of death from any disease by 50-73 % and will cut the risk of cancer by 45%. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that healthy adults get a minimum of 3 1/2 hours per week of moderate – intense exercise . One should exercise hard enough to break a sweat . It is best to exercise in the early morning . Regular moderate physical exercise will reduce the risk of :
1. Premature death
2. Heart disease
4. Type 2 Diabetes
5. Breast Cancer
6. Colon Cancer
Body Mass Index.
How to calculate BMI? If you wish to calculate BMI yourself, below is the BMI formulas:
BMI = Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in)) x 703
HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS ENOUGH
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that healthy adults get
– a minimum of 2-1/2 hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity,
– or get a minimum of 1-1/4 hours per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity,
– or a combination of the two.
More Activity Equals More Benefit
– Keep in mind that 2-1/2 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week is an excellent starting point, not an upper limit.
– Exercising longer, harder, or both can bring even greater health benefits.
– Also bear in mind that your 2-1/2 hours of activity should be in addition to the light activity that is part of everyday living.
– But moderate and vigorous lifestyle activities—dancing, mowing the lawn with a push mower, chopping wood, and so on—can count toward your weekly total, if they are sustained for at least 10 minutes.