The perfect complement to a balanced diet is the right dose of physical activity. Get those endorphins pumping and check out our recommendations!
Get up to date on exercise
According to the latest World Health Organisation recommendations, if you are between 18-64 years old you should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity aerobic activity per week to stay healthy. To stay healthy you should do muscle strengthening exercises at least twice a week. Even starting with 30 minutes of continuous physical activity will help keep you in tip top condition health-wise!
Aerobic exercise for good heart health
Some of the easiest and most accessible forms of aerobic exercise are running and cycling, but a brisk walk works well, too. Regular physical activity brings great benefits to the cardiovascular system, significantly reducing the risk of some heart diseases. Activities that get your heart rate up like running and cycling promote the production of endorphins which will help you reduce your stress levels, too.
Exercise to improve mental and physical health
Yoga and pilates can have an extremely positive effect on the body and mind. These forms of exercise improve performance, strengthen muscles, improve the balance and flexibility of your body, strengthening your spine and reducing joint pain. In addition to the physical aspect of these sports, you should keep in mind that yoga and pilates are great for mental health as they focus a lot on breathing exerises and giving your attention to one task at a time completely.
Always consult your doctor, physician or other health care professional before adopting a new nutritional plan, a new fitness plan or if you are coming back from a long period of inactivity.