10 minutes of physical activity is essential to stay healthy

Doing physical activity is essential to stay healthy, but also things we can do every day in everyday life like walking quickly, climbing stairs, running to take the bus, etc. help burn calories. In fact, a study by the University of Utah shows that a series of exercises lasting just one minute, performed during the day, provide the same health benefits as the moderate ten-minute exercise. The official recommendation is to practice at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, divided into sessions of at least 10 minutes. A concrete way to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, liver disease, kidney disease and more. The analysis shows that even a short but intense exercise lasting one minute, such as walking very fast, is connected to a lower weight and other health benefits, similar to those of 10 minutes of moderate exercise, such as walking normally. Of course, exercising for more time remains the best way to have greater benefits.

A mild exercise that everyone can afford is Yoga. It has been practiced for thousands of years without age limits and is also suitable for those with pathologies, which can improve significantly, of course with the guidance of an experienced teacher. Yoga does not need large spaces or special conditions. One can practice it outdoors, in the gym or even at home or in the office. Especially in this period of restrictions of activity and mobility, Yoga can be a valuable help to keep body, mind and spirit in shape.

To help you in the practice of Yoga or other disciplines, at home, gym or outdoor, we suggest our natural cork yoga mats, plain or with beautiful designs.

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