Does Exercise Matter?

does exercise matter

does exercise matter


  1. It’s never too late to exercise. The smallest improvement in cardiovascular fitness is worthwhile because it can reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke and cancer. A brisk 30 minute walk each day, five days a week will improve fitness and reduce your risk of these diseases by 55%.
  2. Walk fast or slow, accumulating 15 miles a week, and you’ll establish the same heart-healthy benefits with better HDL cholesterol and an 18% reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
  3. Speed up your pace to a 12-minute mile and you’ll burn 53% more calories than a 20-minute mile that promotes greater overall fitness and aerobic conditioning.
  4. When short on time, you can split up your 30 minutes into three 10-minutes segments and still get the same health benefits, burning calories and losing weight.
  5. You can cut your health risk in half if you choose to move from “sedentary” to “moderately fit.”
  6. If you are sedentary, increase your steps with 10,000 steps per day using a pedometer or step counter to measure distance covered. A brisk 30-minute walk gives you 5,000 steps.
  7. The National Weight Control Database containing thousands of records show that forty-nine out of 50 people who lost 30 pounds walk daily to lose weight and maintain it for 5 years or more.
  8. Women who walk briskly for at least three hours per week reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 40%. These brisk walks have the same effect as 15 to 20 minutes of more vigorous daily exercise.  The same is true for sedentary women who start walking, they experience maximum reduction in the risk for heart attack and diabetes.

As you read this newsletter, I hope you can see that the perfect balance triage is:

A healthy weight = Eating right + Exercise + Sensible lifestyle habits combined with Drive! Determination! Consistency! – can bring preventive results from some chronic diseases, as well as those listed above.

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