LOSE A LITTLE FOR BIG BENEFITS
If you are overweight, you only have to shed a few pounds to see massive health benefits. Losing just 5-10% of your body weight will lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease, and lower your intake of bad cholesterol. There is also evidence that lower weight corresponds to greater longevity. Losing body fat and creating lean muscles will also improve your overall body shape, while extra muscle will give you a better posture and more energy.
LIVE LONG AND WELL
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the ‘greatest threat to health is not the ageing process itself but inactivity’. Moderate physical exercise has been proven to delay the effects of ageing, even if you only start doing it later in life, and possibly increase longevity. The study clearly demonstrated that regular vigorous exercise of just 30 minutes a day is associated with increased life expectancy. Several other studies have shown that colon cancer is reduced by 30% in individuals who exercise regularly.