Exercise is Prevention. Does Being Fit Help Prevent Chronic Diseases? How Much Exercise Do You Need?
Dear Wellness Seeker,
Physical activity is one of many factors that helps one promote health and live longer. Physically active people are less likely to develop chronic diseases, while those who are sedentary have an increased risk of almost all serious chronic illnesses. When adults engage in physical activities, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, incident hypertension, incident site-specific cancers, incident type 2 diabetes, mental health (reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression), sleep, and cognitive health may all improve significantly. Regular exercising reduces the risk of around two dozen physical and mental health conditions and slows down how quickly our body deteriorates as they age.
These facts might not be a novelty for us. But how does one develop a habit of exercising? How often should one exercise? Read further to find the answers.
Recommended frequency and length of exercise
It should be said that any quantity of exercise is preferable to none, and more is better. WHO recommends that all people engage in 150 to 300 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week (or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous activity) for health and wellbeing and that children and adolescents engage in an average of 60 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each day.
Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities at a moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these provide additional health benefits.
The principle of progression and moderation
The principle of progression and moderation should be followed to improve one’s strength and endurance. What does it imply? According to the idea of progression, you need to switch up your exercise program as your body adjusts to it. To observe progress, you may need to gradually increase the time or intensity of your training sessions. This principle allows the improvement to continue and decreases the chance of getting an injury.
Here are some of our tips for your successful workout:
- Choose an activity that you like
- Set up small goals
- Increase the load and/or repetitions step by step
- Incorporate a good warm-up and mobility exercises
- Do not neglect the good cool-down and walking/stretching sessions
More than that, we advise you to:
- Not overtrain
- Train minimum 2-3 times a week
- Avoid breaks without sport for more than 2 weeks
- Follow a healthy nutrition program
- Go to bed early
In Chenot Palaces and Chenot Espaces, we specialise in activating the metabolism, detoxing and cleansing the body. Here, you will experience a wonderful combination of relaxation, such as a rejuvenating, energetic fulfilment in restarting the body’s function. We provide you with a very well-equipped gym where you can activate your musculoskeletal system and train your aerobic and anaerobic metabolism with the assistance of our sports scientists and our unique exercise devices.
It is important to note, that while following a detox diet, you should not exhaust yourself. The perfect harmony between massage, hydrotherapy, medical treatments and a gentle exercise program is going to complete your expectations. In our Chenot Palaces and Chenot Espaces, we offer you an alternative way of exercising: working on coordination, balance, brain training and respiratory techniques. These are going to help you build communication with your body, spirit, and soul. Our vision is to give you the knowledge, to create healthy habits, and improve your lifestyle by involving exercise in your everyday routine. That’s one of the top secrets to longevity.
To sum up, exercise is truly an all-in-one pill. However, progression in training takes time. Be patient, listen to your body, and begin challenging it in healthy and productive ways.
To Your Best Life,
Rallou Chydirioti, Fitness Manager at Chenot Palace
Your Chenot Wellness Team