Why that workout shouldn’t wait till the weekend

A recent study suggests that training on weekends only (also known as being a ‘weekend-warrior’) can decrease your risk of death 화이트 데이 다운로드. Well, that’s good news, right? Sure – if your only life goal is to ‘not die too soon’. But, what if you want to stay healthy, live it up, enjoy pain-free movement? Then you need to read the full story.

The study, conducted in the UK, looked at the risk of death between people who exercise regularly, those who don’t exercise at all, and those who train on weekends. What it didn’t look at, was the effect of training on:
  • blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • weight control
  • fitness
  • strength
  • endurance
  • flexibility
  • risk of injury

Is something better than nothing?
To live in optimal health, the World Health Organisation recommends 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week, and 150 minutes of moderate exercise. But what does ‘exercise’ involve? When you do any physical training, it involves a combination of several bodily functions:

Cardiac fitnesswhen you do training that gets your heart pumping faster, your cardiac fitness improves.
Flexibility – this is a measure of how far your joints can stretch.
Strength – To get stronger, your muscles need to work against resistance. This can be achieved with weight-training, body-resistance training, or even some sports. Anything where your muscles need to work harder than usual, makes them stronger than usual.
Mobility – This is where flexibility and strength comes together. For instance: you might be able to stretch your hip joint far down, into a split – but how high can you lift your leg and keep it in the air? This requires both strength and flexibility: the muscles need to be strong enough to lift your leg, and your joint needs to be flexible enough to give you the movement.

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Why “fitness” isn’t enough
The human body is designed to move. If you maintain flexibility, mobility and strength, your risk for injuries and chronic pain decrease. And that will require more than once-a-week stint on the sports-field. If you don’t do daily exercise that includes all of the elements of training, it’s only a matter of time, before you get an injury. And it only takes one injury to knock you off training altogether.

So, to make sure you have all the angles covered, treat your body the way it wants to be treated, and you will get the pay-offs. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some great resources: