Gretchen Reynolds wrote a new book called “The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer” based on a decade of writing a weekly column “Phys Ed” for The New York Times.
One point of her book is to encourage people to get up and move around. If you do that, you’ll get a whole host of health benefits. All it takes is 20 minutes.
“Two-thirds of Americans get no exercise at all. If one of those people gets up and moves around for 20 minutes, they are going to get a huge number of health benefits, and everything beyond that 20 minutes is, to some degree, gravy.”
“That doesn’t mean I’m suggesting people should not exercise more if they want to. You can always do more. But the science shows that if you just do anything, even stand in place 20 minutes, you will be healthier.”
Her book also details exercises to do, and how much, to stay healthy. Pretty cool. Just remember – simply get up and move around regularly and you’ll be healthier.
Source: The Surprising Shortcut to Better Health | The New York Times
Thanks Dawn for the heads up