More and more we are seeing the phrase "movement is medicine" being promoted but what does it really mean? Is there a perfect amount of exercise to do and how does it actually help my body? There's mounting piles of evidence stating proactive measures of healthy movement will act to prevent or slow many common ailments as we age. Consistent exercise practices act to:
- Reduced risk of chronic disease
- Better mood and less risk of mental health conditions
- Improved brain function
- More energy
- Higher feelings of well-being
- Better social health
- Stronger muscles and bones
- A healthier heart
- Better weight management and less risk of obesity
With all these benefits, surely we should all be exercising all day every day? With that in mind there is an optimal dose of exercise to prevent overtraining and/or injury weekly:
- 2-3 30-60 minute weight training resistance sessions
- 150-300 minutes Low-Moderate Cardio exercise
- 75-150 minutes Hard cardio exercise.
Luckily at Vision Personal Training, these above principles are exactly how we build our exercise programs to help you be active, health and most importantly; keep it sustainable!