22 Aug You’ll never guess which form of (neglected) exercise will help you be smarter, happier and live longer!
via Inc.com by Jeff Haden
Not only do you put everything you have each day into building your business or career, you’re in it for the long haul: Building a future for your family. Serving your customers. Helping your employees grow and develop.
Making decisions and taking steps–today–designed to pay off for years to come.
Unfortunately, working so hard to benefit others can cause you to neglect yourself. Especially your physical self.
So maybe you don’t go full Jack Dorsey…but you do try to stay reasonably healthy and fit through aerobic exercise. Numerous studies support the benefits of 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week: Decreased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some forms of cancer.
To most people, “exercise” means walking, jogging, cycling, logging time on an elliptical, etc. Which is good.
But not great: Research shows that focusing strictly on cardio and ignoring a little strength training can dramatically decrease your longevity and leave a number of other benefits on the table. (More on that later.)
In one study, researchers assessed the muscle mass and strength of over 4,000 adults aged 50 and over. Twenty-three percent of subjects had relatively low muscle mass. Nineteen percent had relatively low muscle strength.
Ten years later, the researchers circled back to see who had passed away. Here’s what they found…
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