Number of exercises indicated by WHO is insufficient
The practice of physical exercises is a great ally in the prevention of diseases, however the ideal amount still generates much debate. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all people practice at least 600 metabolic equivalents (METs) per week. This represents a 150-minute walk or 75-minute race.
However, a study published in the journal BMJ contradicts the official recommendation: they believe that in order to have health benefits and fight disease, it is necessary to perform 3-4 thousand METs weekly. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have reviewed 174 studies published between 1980 and 2016 on the relationship between physical activity and physical activity, and the risk of developing breast and colon cancer, diabetes, coronary artery disease and stroke. They found that a greater amount of weekly physical activity was associated with lower risks for all five diseases.
Although it seems like a very large load of activities, including exercise at all times of the day can help. "It is important to remember that all physical activity counts, and a good way to increase that amount is simply to incorporate it into everyday life," Simon O'neill, director of the UK-based Diabetes UK, told The Guardian newspaper. researchers point out that it is not yet known if the reduction in disease risk depends on the intensity or duration of the activities done.
Do you think you do not have time to exercise? Know that including more movement will not only leave you healthier, but also more happy and willing on a day to day basis. In addition, it is possible to adapt your work routine to a healthier lifestyle:
Including some of these tips will make you healthier, happier and more willing in your day to day, being able to adapt your work to a style of healthier life:
1. Use the ladder, start climbing one level of stairs, and increase one floor every week, until you go to your always stairs department.
2. Visit more of your co-workers in the company, go to them at intervals where appointments decrease to resolve something that would solve by email or to wish a simple good day, this will enable you to activate your circulation, spend calories and improve the your communication with your colleagues.
3. Try to get up every hour, take a shower, drink more water, go to the copier, or stand up while talking on the phone.
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