In medicine, the dose is important. Too much, and the cure will kill you.
We are designed to be active. We may even have been designed to run. Here is more on this
But how much exercise is the right dose?
What does the Dr prescribe? So, after the Holiday Blowout, when we all know we have to do something here is where the science is.
And in Denmark a major study has confirmed that 30 minutes a day is the sweet spot - I can do that!
You’re wasting your time if you exercise for more than 30 minutes a day in an effort to become healthy. At least if you’re a moderately overweight man aged between 20 and 40.
This is revealed in a new study, which has examined how 30 and 60-minute daily exercise sessions over 11 weeks affect young men’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
“We have studied a group of overweight young men, who do not lead very active lives – the couch potatoes. They actually make up about 40 percent of all Danish men in the 20-40 age bracket,” says Michala Holm Reichkendler, MD, who is currently putting the finishing touches on her PhD thesis.
“They often have a little trouble getting started with their exercise. But the good news from our study is that they get the same health benefits regardless of whether they exercise for 30 or 60 minutes a day.”