April 12, 2024

Moderately strenuous exercise, about 30 minutes a day, can lead to enormous benefits in terms of your mood, health, and the ability to live an independent and fulfilling life.

The exercise doesn’t need to be athletic or difficult. Studies have shown that simply walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes or more on most days can lead to significant health improvements. Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness.

Add simple strengthening exercises two or three times a week and the benefits are even greater.

The Mayo Clinic Health Letter lists some of the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise a day:

Reasons For 30 Minutes Exercise Per Day

time-exerciseLower blood pressure: A reduction of 5 to 10 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is possible. In some cases, that’s enough to prevent or reduce the need for blood pressure medications.

Improve cholesterol: Exercise often increases the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol in the blood), especially when accompanied by loss. Exercise also helps reduce triglyceride levels.

Prevent or manage type 2 diabetes: Exercise helps insulin work better, lowering blood sugar.

Manage Weight: Coupling exercise with a healthy diet is the best way to shed fat and maintain a healthier body composition.

Prevent osteoporosis: Exercise may increase bone density and protect against bone mass decline, especially if -bearing activities are involved.

Prevent cancer: Exercise has been shown to strengthen the immune system, improve circulation, reduce body fat and speed digestion. Each has a role in preventing cancer, particularly cancers of the colon, prostate, uterine lining and breast.

Maintain mental well-being: Exercise may help reduce stress, improve mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety, improve sleep and boost moods.

Increase energy and stamina: A lack of energy often results from inactivity, not age.


4 thoughts on “Mayo Clinic lists 8 reasons to do 30 minutes of exercise

  1. Hooping is a WONDERFUL way to get 30 minutes to get moderately strenuous exercise. I know it looks like child’s play — and many of my students are so surprised at just how much effort it takes to keep an adult hoop spinning. And when they get the hoop spinning, how much they sweat while hooping. Sometimes I believe people discount hooping because they think a hoop is a toy and hooping is just fun. However, you can burn about 100 calories for every 10 minutes of hooping. When you advance to include chest and should hooping, you work and stretch muscles in your chest, back, shoulders and abs that that will thank you the next day! Try Hooping, you will love it and your body will love you for it! Loopdihoops.com

  2. Yoga Is a good form of low impact exercise, but I would like to suggest the pilates bench designed by joseph pilates that is similar to yoga but it helps you to get the positions in yoga gy the help of pulleys.

  3. HI

    I’m new to the blog but am enjoying reading your articles.

    I’m not sure that exercise can prevent these illnesses such as cancer and osteoporosis but it may help to delay their onset. Cancer is such a complexed mixture of illnesses that it can not simply be PREVENTED. Exercise can certainly help in the fight against it though.

    The other benefits of exercise are psychological. It can help to relieve stress, anger and anxiety. Improve self image and promote a feeling of self worth.

    Keep up the good work. I’m subscribed now.

  4. yoga is a great way to maintain all those things. I never thought that it would be this effective in terms of exercise but it is. And unlike training, it doesn’t make you bulky, but tones you in the right areas. Thanks for the post.

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