Time Magazine’s recent cover story titled “The Exercise Cure – The surprising science of a life-changing workout” detailed the emerging renaissance of exercise, stating: “Doctors, researchers, and scientists―even ancient philosophers―have long claimed exercise works like a miracle drug. Now they have proof.” The article describes the many health benefits and importance of exercise, from lowering the risks of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and early death to quality of life improvements in areas such as aging, mood, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Time interviewed researcher Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, who noted “But as time goes on, paper after paper after paper shows that the most effective, potent way that we can improve quality of life and duration of life is exercise.”
Time’s research also showed that “micro-workouts” can be just as effective as longer sessions. Dr. Martin Gibala, of McMaster University was also interviewed, stated “If you’re willing and able to push hard, you can get away with surprisingly little exercise.” In one study he conducted, a 10-minute high intensity workout resulted in the same improvements in heart function and blood sugar control as a 50-minute standard workout.
Moreover, Time described the recent recognition that aerobic or “cardio” exercise alone is not sufficient to capture all of the health benefits that exercise has to offer. As Time frames it:
To read the full article click the following link: http://time.com/4475628/the-new-science-of-exercise/