Serious athletes have long recognized the benefits of high-intensity interval training and science is now starting to confirm the benefits as well. The idea behind high-intensity interval training (known as HIIT for short) is simple: less time needed to make big changes. But HIIT’s perks go beyond its time-saving benefits and science has the studies…
To get the best results on any weight loss or nutritional cleansing program, you need to incorporate exercise in to your weekly schedule. Here, we offer you exercise tips to get the best results (and help keep it fun).
How much exercise should you be doing a week? The American Heart Association recommends the following:
Recommendations for Adults
- At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week.
- Moderate to high-intensity muscle building activity (such as resistance or weight training) at least 2 days per week.
- Spend less time sitting. Even light-intensity activity can offset some of the risks of being sedentary.
Recommendations for Children
- Children 3-5 years old should be physically active and have plenty of opportunities to move throughout the day.
- Kids 6-17 years old should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (mostly aerobic).
- Include vigorous intensity activity at least 3 days per week.
- Include muscle and bone strengthening (weight-bearing) activities on at least 3 days per week.
Since warmer weather is right around the corner, now is an important time to consider making efforts to clean up your diet and to boost your metabolism. Your metabolism is the driving force that regulates all of the chemical processes within your body. The higher your metabolism, the easier it is for you to quickly…