People who describe themselves as “brisk walkers” tend to live 15-20 years longer than slow walkers.
Moderate exercise improves brain power. It takes 10-20 years off of your mental age.
10,000 steps a day is not a magic number. Actually, it looks like 7,500 is ideal. But even less is still significantly helpful.
Excessive exercise can be “damaging for the heart and course long term damage”
“The people who exercised were testing as if they were about 10 years younger at age 40 and about 20 years younger at age 60,”
Even though this article at first seems the opposite of a recent one on sprinting, I think they’re both related. They both basically say to do a moderate amount of exercise for a short amount of time to get maximum physical and mental benefits.
This guy literally kicks a ball as far as he can, then he chases after it as fast as he can. He does this for 7 minutes every other day. That’s his workout. 🤩
This workout is as effective or more so than jogging 40 minutes every day.
And it’s fun. It’s all about youthful chasing. He does this workout in parks across the world as he travels. No special clothes or workout gear are needed. Just a ball and basically whatever you’re wearing.
I felt I had flicked a switch. I discovered that I was more aware of my body — aligned with it. I carried my body with deeper confidence. For me, I am never looking for a beach-bod. I simply want to be strong, free from disease. It was amazing. In just a few minutes, my mind was signaling me — you’re stronger.
I’ve been into interval training, but this article is convincing me to drop the stopwatch for a soccer ball.