The Benefits of Activity
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the following benefits can be arrived from as little as 13 minutes of exercise per day! Here are their findings; WGH doctors, nurses and personal trainers firmly believe in this research.
Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Getting at least 150 minutes a week (22 minutes per day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can put you at a lower risk for having a heart attack. In addition, regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Research shows 120-150 minutes a week (17-22 minutes per day) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can help control your blood glucose levels.
Reduce Your Risk of Some Cancers
Being physically active lowers your risk for colon, breast, endometrial and lung cancers.
Improve Your Mental Health and Mood
Research has shown that doing aerobics, or a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, for 90-300 minutes a week (13-43 minutes per day) can improve your mental health.
Strengthen Your Bones and Muscles
Doing aerobics, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening physical activity of at least a moderately-intense level for 120 to 300 minutes per week (17-43 minutes per day) can slow the loss of bone density that comes with age.