Increased Exercise Intensity Leads to Better Health
When it comes to exercise, any kind of activity will do. As long as you are using your muscles, your cardiovascular system, and your nervous system, you’re bound to exert a beneficial effect on your body. That means that walking four blocks to get a pint of milk instead of taking the car counts as exercise. So does taking the dog for a walk or using the stairs to get to the sixth floor at work rather than taking the elevator.
All of these small efforts add up over the course of a day, to give your body a pretty decent workout. But do you ever wonder if you should be doing more? Do you really need to up the ante a bit and go for a run or maybe do a stint on the new exercise machines at the gym? Would this extra sweat and effort make a big difference to your health overall?
The short answer to that is: “yes.” But before you get discouraged and think you have to go out to run a marathon in order to be really healthy, Read More