Do you hate exercising? Or do you find it impossible to find time for exercising? And do you fail again and again getting into the routine?
Then this Ted talk is for you!
Danish professor Bente Klarlund has researched the benefits of exercise and the results have been so convincing that she, who loathes exercise herself, have convinced herself to exercise.
“Those who think they do not have time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” Edward Stanley
Professor Klarlund says “people don’t ask me, when do I excercise too much, they ask how little can I get away with?”
The great news is that a little exercise goes a long way, a very long way! A little exercise makes a big difference!
Research shows that exercise protects against 35 disorders and diseases, type 2 diabetes heart disease, cancer and dementia, to name a few. There is even evidence that exercise can be used as treatment for these chronic diseases!
As little as 30 min walking a day will cut your chances of getting sick with 30% – 1 hours walk per day by half! And by running it is even better!
If you really hate exercising Professor Klarlund suggests
- skipping the elevator
- using walk and talk meetings at work
- biking to work
- walking to the baker for your daily bread
Even presumably insignificant changes can have a significant positive impact on your health.
Check out her fantastic Ted Talk and find out more – it is very reassuring!
I wrote about Professor Klarlund in an earlier post “muscles reward exercise”