It can seem as though men who are in really ridiculously good shape either hardly workout at all because they don’t have to, or, they are working out multiple times a day in order to stay that in shape. Professionals who are training at high levels for maximum results are going to have a much different workout schedule than someone who is working out at the minimum amount just maintain health and wellness. Numerous research studies, including a most recent one from McMaster University in Canada, had indicated that to be healthy and live a longer life, you need just 30 minutes of exercise a day. Some research has argued what kind of movement defines exercise and there have been varying opinions. This new study finds that 30 minutes of any kind of movement men might be engaging in, from making their bed to lifting weights, is exercise.
The researchers wanted to be realistic about the type of exercise people are doing during the day. Not everyone has the time in their day to spend at the gym, inspiring them to get exercise elsewhere. Trivial movements like walking or riding a bike to work, taking walks on lunch breaks, or gardening can all be considered forms of exercise.
According to Men’s Fitness, “…if everyone was active for at least 150 minutes per week, about 8% of early deaths of more than seven years could be averted.” Participants in the study who met the guidelines of 30 minutes of exercise a day “also lowered risk of heart disease by 20% and showed that 750 minutes of quick walking a week dropped all-cause early mortality by 36%.”
Exercise and Addiction Recovery
At Tree House Recovery in Portland, Oregon, men are pushed to their full potential in their health and fitness. Our fitness programs combine military style training, training for endurance races, and getting out into wilderness for challenging adventures. A number of scientific studies have found that exercise staves off symptoms of depression, irritability, anxiety, and other common symptoms of the first few years of recovery, which could easily trip a man up into relapse. Our men exercise nearly seven days a week and watch their bodies completely transform during the time of their treatment.
Thankfully, there is a way to heal. If you have found yourself trapped by the cycle of addiction, there is hope. Tree House Recovery in Portland, Oregon, shows men how to find freedom from addiction. Creating sustainable recovery through sustainable change, our programs help men reclaim their lives mind, body, and spirit. Call us today for information: (503) 850-2474