New recommendations: even 2 minutes of physical activity will be reckoned to you

New recommendations: even 2 minutes of physical activity will be reckoned to you


Physical activity in any amount even if it is two minutes gives both short-and long-term health benefits, according to a new Guide on physical activity, released in the United States. In the previous edition of the document it was recommended that physical activity for at least 10 minutes a day.

New research has shown that any small amount of activity made a significant contribution to human health. This was reported at the annual conference of the American heart Association (American Heart Association) in Chicago. The guide is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Here’s the important promises of the new leadership:

  • Even a single episode of physical activity can make your mind sharper, relieve anxiety, help to lower blood pressure, improve sleep, help the body’s ability to convert sugar into energy.
  • Regular physical activity improves brain health, reduces the risk of eight cancers and weight gain.
  • Under the influence of physical activity improves the course of chronic diseases, including osteoarthritis, hypertension, diabetes type 2 diabetes and depression.
  • Exercise improves brain function in people with dementia, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, Parkinson’s disease.

This is the cheapest recipe in the world, but most people don’t want to fill it, says Dr. Eileen Handberg (EileenHandberg), Professor of the Medical College of the University of Florida.

Weekly recommended amount of activity for adults has remained the same from 150 to 300 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week or 75-150 minutes of intense training, including strength training 2 days a week.

Children under 5 years should be active for at least three hours a day for optimal growth and development. It is desirable that children 6-17 years daily paid one hour of physical activity from moderate to intense.

Pregnant women and women after childbirth should remember about the 150 minutes of recommended moderate intensity exercise a week. The elderly to aerobic and strength should add balance exercises.

Ukrainian Andrei