How much exercise is enough to get these benefits? The rule of thumb is about 3-4 times a week of exercise for a minimum of 30 min exercise session. Aerobic exercise is important to get your heart rate up, and this can be as simple as walking around your neighborhood or vacuuming! “Exercise will not only help you feel good today, but protect your brain from incurable diseases, and in this way it will change the trajectory of your life for the better.”
Exercise has Immediate effects on the brain, single workout will immediately increase dopamine, serotonin, and increase mood. Research has shown that a single workout can improve ability to shift and focus attention lasting 2 hours and reaction times. Exercise actually changes the brain’s anatomy, physiology, and function. The hippocampus produces brand new brain cells as it increases in volume, thus improving long term memory. In order to get the long lasting results, you must exercise regularly.
The biggest reason why people said that they don’t exercise is that they claim that they do not have time. There are 168 hours in a week, and you only need roughly 2 hours a week for the medical recommended amount of physical fitness activity. Another obstacle is lack of motivation. Physical fitness is more about our mental failures than our physical failures, meaning it is more about your attitude than your body’s abilities. How do you win the psychological battle of getting ourselves to exercise consistently? You make it a lifestyle. It is actually easier to work out 7 days a week than 3 days a week because 3 days a week is too many decisions. If you work out first thing in the morning you have a 300% more percent change of getting it done than at any other time of the day because you have more control over your schedule first thing in the morning. Try to make it just 20 min, the longer you design the workout, the less likely you are to do it.
On National Fitness Day, Private Home Health Care promotes fitness and regular exercise as part of a healthy, happy lifestyle!