The right exercise can work miracles for health and looks. But to make it work it has to be as routine as brushing your teeth — something that most of us do because the alternative to not cleaning them is so much worse: sick gums and teeth that look bad or fall out of our heads. We need to apply the same routine maintenance with the aid of treadmill reviews the approach to exercising our bodies, given that the alternative to not exercising is pretty similar bodies that look bad, get sick and don't last as long.
Whether it's eating healthily or being more active, half the battle is organisation and time management. In the following chapters you'll find options for getting fitter, stronger and leaner. But before you jump in and make choices, think about how you'll fit an exercise routine into your life — and how you'll maintain it.
Thirty minutes a day can only do so much. It was designed to coax couch potatoes out of their chairs, improve their health and help reduce their risk of heart disease and diabetes — all of which it can do. But it's not going to shift much weight or help maintain a healthy amount of muscle, especially as you head into your 40s. If you ask the man who wrote those physical activity guidelines back in 1999, Dr Garry Egger, Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences at Southern Cross University, he'd be the first to tell you that 30 minutes is no longer enough.
If I were asked to rewrite the guidelines now I'd double the 30 minutes a day to 60 minutes, and recommend some kind of resistance (strength) training every other day: he told me in an interview for The Sydney Morning Herald.
What has happened in the last few years to make him change his mind? There are two things. First, there's the recent scientific research that shows a stronger link between physical activity and health (the fact that strength training can help prevent diabetes is one example). The other major factor is the ever-increasing use of the internet. 'Having the world at our fingertips' means we've lost even more reasons to move.