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Friday, September 2, 2011

Study on Vigorous Exercise and Your Health

Sometimes it’s hard to find time for exercising but exercise if vitally important to our overall health. Exercise helps reduce cholesterol and it can help us lose weight. It can also delay or prevent diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.

Adults need at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. I recent study found that vigorous exercise may help us to live longer. The study found that it’s the intensity of the exercise and not the length of the exercise that counts. Check out the complete report at European Society of Cardiology.

For some great ideas on exercise plans, check out these links:

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (Dept. of Health and Human Services) - PDF

Physical Activity for Everyone (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Tips to Help You Get Active (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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