Fit & Fearless: The science of exercise
This podcasts sees four absolute babes discussing the health benefits of physical activity.
Current guidelines for physical activity for adults are:
Aim to be active daily.
Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) of
moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
Move in a way that improves muscle strength on at least two days a week.
Moderate intensity exercise = exercising at a rate you can still hold a conversation but can’t sing.
Heart rate up, body warmer, breathing heavier.
Any additional 10 minutes of this provides VAST additional health benefits, both preventative and in the management of some conditions.
⛹️This could be walking, gardening, join a local sports team, it doesn’t have to be in the gym.
Being inactive means doing less than 30 minutes of exercise per week – these people have the most to be gained from becoming more active.
⏱️It’s never too late! You can start exercising at any age. In this podcast they discuss how exercise can help alleviate many symptoms of menopause.
♥️Also mentioned was how important keeping a healthy relationship with exercise is. Although the level of exercise needed to have a detrimental effect on your physical health is about 10 times the recommendations, to keep a positive relationship with exercise it has to not be detrimental to your mental wellbeing, social health and relationship with food.
Tips to finish on:
Walk briskly 10 minutes a day, even if already active, without your headphones in, be mindful.
Smile! Obviously I loved this one loved Zoe’s saying ‘if you smile the world smile’s back at you’.
Increase the amount of plants you eat. Maybe try meat free Mondays if you’re new to this. Think about what you can add into your diet, rather than what you are taking away.
This is a great podcast, I recommend checking it out .