How Much Exercise Is Good Enough For You
15th November 2017, Physiotherapist Murna, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital
Hi readers, last week I shared about the importance of Time when deciding how much exercise a person needs to do. So today, let’s look at what the experts from Harvard Medical School says about calories (continuation from last week article).
Health benefits kick in when you expend between 500 and 1,000 calories per week through physical activity, although many studies find additional and extended health benefits flow from expending closer to 2,000 calories a week.
For example, one New England Journal of Medicine study analyzed research conducted on 17,000 Harvard alumni.
The greatest gains in longevity and lowered risk for disease occurred among those expending approximately 2,000 calories per week through dynamic physical activity, such as walking, gardening, or sports. The most active group recorded an average two year gain in life span.