It's time to drop the excuses for why you can't exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine has updated their exercise guidelines (the first time since 1998) and found that just 10-15 minutes will deliver health benefits. This is lower than the recommended of 150 hours per week, but the researchers found that even just a little physical activity (even more so for those who are very sedentary) can improve their health. Some highlights from the new guidelines also suggest that people who do 150 minutes of moderate intensity (or 75 minutes of high intensity) have a 14% lower risk of heart disease compared with sedentary people; and if you do twice the guidelines (300 minutes), you lower your risk 20%; and 750 minutes drops your risk 25%.
So, while two hours seems a bit much for most people's daily lives, 10-15 minutes can be done without even thinking about it. We recommend starting with 10-15 minutes, knowing that a big time commitment isn't necessary and take it from there.
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