Research conducted in 2020 indicates that exercising for thirty to forty minutes a day is enough to follow a healthy lifestyle. Anyone who wants to lose weight and lose weight will not only have to promote nutrients instead of calories, but must move regularly.
The experts in this study point out that practicing sport for forty minutes is considered a “moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity”. If we spend an average of ten hours sitting, the next day we will only have to move for a little over forty minutes to compensate.
This statement is a conclusion drawn through a meta-analysis of nine previous studies, in which 44,370 people from four different countries participated, who carried some type of device to track your physical activity.
The health benefits
The researchers found that the risk of death for individuals with a more sedentary lifestyle increased as time spent exercising decreased (both moderately and more vigorously). To combat this trend, experts recall that any amount of sports or standing helps to reverse the effect.
“In active individuals who get between 30 and 40 minutes of physical activity from moderate to intense intensity, the association between high sedentary time and risk of death is not significantly different from that of those with low amounts of sedentary time, “the researchers have indicated in a statement referred to by Science Alert.
All physical activity counts and any amount is better than none
In other words, doing some relatively strenuous activities (biking, brisk walking, gardening) reduce the chances of premature death to the level it would be if you weren’t sitting down.
How can you move
“This advice is very timely, especially after the home confinements that have taken place as a result of the pandemic,” said Emmanuel Stamatakis, a health and fitness researcher who was not involved in the study. The expert emphasizes that isolation has led to “an increase in sedentary behavior.”
However, there is still time for “people to protect their health and counteract the harmful effects of physical inactivity“Thus, in case someone cannot exercise for thirty or forty minutes, they must remember that” all physical activity counts and any amount is better than none. ”
Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, playing with children and pets, practicing yoga or dancing, doing housework, walking and riding a bicycle are some of the ways people can be more active.