HOW TO START WORKING OUT – FOR BEGINNERS

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HOW TO START WORKING OUT : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE (WELL-KNOWN & LESS KNOWN)

Almost everyone knows exercise improves your health. However, a lot of people aren’t aware of all the benefits of exercise.

Top benefits you can look forward to when you start working out:

  • Reduced risk of chronic disease(1)
  • Better mood & mental health(23)
  • Balanced energy levels throughout the day & better sleep
  • Slowing of the aging process(4)
  • A boost to brain health(5)
  • Positive effect on the microbiome(6)
  • A boost to sex life.

HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS RECOMMENDED WEEKLY FOR HEALTH BENEFITS?

The general exercise recommendation is:

  • Cardio (minimum amount of activity): At least 150 minutes of moderate cardio throughout the week. It can be replaced with at least 75 minutes of intense cardio throughout the week or a combination of both.
  • Strength training (highly recommended): Exercises involving major muscle groups on two or more days a week.
  • For extra health benefits: Minimum cardio should be increased by an additional 300 minutes per week (moderate) or 150 minutes of (intense) cardio per week (or a combination of both).(7)

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