If you don't know already, I love how much exercise impacts our health.
I could go on and on about the impacts and you can read more about that here and here.
So when this particular article crossed my desk this week, I could not not share it (double negative, right!?)
A team of researchers reviewed health data of over 81,000 patients between the ages of 42 to 78. And no surprise to me, they found the many health benefits that exercising provided to their sample population.
Working in healthcare and the healthcare system, outcomes matter. The big outcome that is so important to the healthcare system is hospitalization. Amazingly the data also showed that people who exercised for at least 20 minutes per day stayed out of the hospital. Exercise is an effective and non-pharmaceutical intervention that keeps you healthy! And away from the emergency department.
It's it great to be able to take care of yourself!
I sure think so.
Now decide, what is the structured physical activity (aka exercise) that you will do for at least 20 minutes today?
Climbing your stairs
Body weight resistance exercise
Cleaning your house
All of these activities are great ways to get your body moving without too much preparation and effort! Know your limit and stick within it too. In terms of intensity, of course.
Stay well and happy moving,
Like the data? Here is the actual journal article about the research project. I 💗 data!
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