This is another in a series of articles intended to expose our readers to pertinent information regarding their fitness efforts. It is produced mainly on the basis of research done by Rodriguez “Rodja” Constantine, who’s a Fitness Consultant, the owner of REPTS (Registered Exercise Professionals & Therapists) and co-producer and host of THE FIT FACTOR on Rhythm Fm (95.5). Rodja has over 20 years experience in the field.
A Little Vigorous Activity Can Help You Live Longer.
HAVE you been planning to join the gym for years and always scheduling your early morning jogging for tomorrow? make up your mind fast as a large study has found that even small amounts of vigorous activity could help reduce your risk of early death.
The findings of the large Australian study of middle-aged and older adults showed that physical activity that makes you huff, puff and sweat is another key to avoiding preventable early death.
According to lead author Klaus Gebel from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, “The benefits of vigorous activity applied to men and women of all ages, and were independent of the total amount of time being spent active,”
Gebel noted that “the results indicate that whether or not you are obese, and whether or not you have heart disease or diabetes, if you can manage some vigorous activity it could offer significant benefits for longevity.”
For the study, the researchers followed 204,542 people for more than six years, and compared those who engaged in only moderate activity (such as gentle swimming, social tennis, or household chores) with those who included at least some vigorous activity (such as jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis).
The study classified participants into separate groups: those who reported that none of their physical activity was at a vigorous level, and those who reported that up to 30 percent or more of their activity was at a vigorous level.
The mortality rate for those who reported up to 30 per cent vigorous activity, was nine percent lower than those who reported no vigorous activity.
For those whose exercise routine was vigorous for more than 30 percent of the time, the rate of mortality was reduced by 13 percent. So stop procrastinating! No More excuses!
The findings appeared in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Join Rodja next week for another very informative article. In the meantime here’s aftness programme to help you shed unwanted pounds, trim excess body fat, and sculpt a lean body. Each week, the workouts will become progressively challenging to keep you motivated toward your fitness and weight loss goals. Each exercise should be performed in sequence with one day of rest in between and each should eventually be completed within 30 to 45 minutes. Personalized programmes are also available for a nominal fee. You may also contact Rodja) or visit our website at reptsfitness.com or our facebook page at faceboook.com/repts.fitness for more information and videos.
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