I Love A Good Exercise Article!😍
So, my end of the year program includes catching up on all of the reading I “meant” to do this last quarter.
I’m a sucker for a workout article regardless of the source. I love seeing good scientific research proving or disproving the latest fads and trends.
In my pile I came across an article in Time Magazine
Dr. Tarnopolsky states that the “trouble is only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week, more than half of all baby boomers report doing NO exercise whatsoever, and 80.2 million Americans over the age of 6 are entirely inactive.” 😱
Researchers have found many positive changes immediately after a workout during a study where blood was drawn directly following exercise.
Exercise has the obvious and highly spoken of benefit to the heart, muscles, lungs, and bones; but scientists are also finding that exercise is beneficial to the brain, lowering depression, improving memory and quickening learning.
His article does a great job in showing why people of all types, super athlete to very ill, will benefit from some form of exercise. I definitely recommend the read if you need a kick in the butt to get you New Years resolution going!