Less than 40% of adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
The World Health Organization recommends that adults 18-65 years old get "30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity 5 days per week" or "20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity 3 days per week"
Did you know that studies have shown that Type 2 Diabetes can be delayed and even prevented? One of the biggest modifiable risk factors of type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese. By changing your lifestyle (exercise and diet) you can significantly delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, or any goal, don't wait for motivation before you begin working towards it. Many think to themselves that they'll start working out when they are well rested and have the energy. It doesn't work that way, start working out first even if it's just 10 minutes, and as you see the results you're motivation will come.
When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, or setting any goal for that matter, remember to be realistic. Rather than telling yourself that you're going to go from not exercising at all to working out for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week; work up to that. Start with a half hour 3 times a week and build on that.
A study done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that moderate exercise can lower the risk of breast cancer by reducing estrogen (a hormone that contributes to breast cancer) levels.
Exercising with your kids is not only a great way to spend quality time, but also teaches them the importance of looking after yourself at an early age.
Schedule your workouts ahead of time in your daily-planner like you would a meeting or appointment. Try writing the day and time of your workouts a few weeks in advance, and if you need to cancel one, reschedule it right away!
Even when you're "too tired", get out there and exercise. Exercising helps to energize us, so chances are you'll feel better afterwards.
Do your cardio workout AFTER your weight workout. Your muscles need glycogen for the high-intensity weight lifting, if you do cardio first you will use it up and have little left for your muscles during lifting.