Health Tip of the Day ~ The Skinny on the Relationship Between Longevity & Exercise?

Lace Up the Sneakers and Start Moving

Regular exercise has been linked to a longer lifespan and improved overall health. There is strong evidence that physical activity can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, which are major contributors to premature mortality.

Studies have shown that people who engage in regular physical activity live longer and have a lower risk of death from all causes compared to those who are inactive. Exercise can also improve functional capacity, mobility, and cognitive function, which can help maintain independence and quality of life in older adults.

The benefits of exercise on longevity are thought to be due to its effects on various physiological systems, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems, as well as its impact on inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function.

Overall, regular exercise is an important factor in promoting longevity and improving overall health and well-being.


Health Hack: #4 of Life’s Simple 7 for Optimal Cardiovascular Health

Get Off the Sofa and Get Active. Your Heart Says, “Thank You!”

#4. Be physically active. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (or a combination) each week.

Source: American Heart Association

Health Hack: It’s A Balancing Act

Balance exercise is one of the four types of exercise along with strengthendurance and flexibility. Ideally, all four types of exercise would be included in a healthy workout routine and AHA provides easy-to-follow guidelines for endurance and strength-training in its Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults.


Health Hack: Want to Get Fit?

Did You Know Being Fit Give You a No Quit Attitude!

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently surveyed 1,000 ACE-certified personal trainers about the best techniques to get fit. Their top three suggestions: (1) Strength training. Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body. (2) Interval training. “In its most basic form, interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout. (3) Increased cardio/aerobic exercise by accumulating 60 minutes or more a day of low- to moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking, running, or dancing.


Longevity Tip: Family History Doesn’t Have to Determine Your History

What determines how healthy you will be as you get older?

The changes you’ll go through as you get older depend on a number of things. One is your family history (genetics). If your family members have diseases or ongoing (chronic) health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes, then you may have a greater chance of having those problems yourself. But just because your risk is higher, it doesn’t mean you will definitely have the same problems. In fact, the lifestyle choices you make can help reduce your chances of getting illnesses that run in your family. And even if you do get a family illness, choosing to be physically active, to eat healthy foods, and to learn how to deal with stress can keep the illness from destroying your ability to enjoy your golden years.


Longevity Tip: 3 of 5 Tips To Go Beyond 90

Tip 3: At Least 30 Minutes of Exercise Every Day

With regards to this Harvard study, they don’t give you any days off. You have to be active every day. No excuses. What you do for exercise doesn’t matter. My only rule is that you enjoy doing it because if you don’t, it will never stick. That daily dose of physical activity can be anything provided you break a sweat and get your heart rate up.A quick disclaimer…if you haven’t been exercising regularly, please speak with your physician first before adopting this longevity hack or, for that matter, any other hack mentioned in this article.


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