Studies have shown that taking a break from exercise can have a lasting impact on your body. There were two studies done by McMaster University and the University of Liverpool. They monitored the subjects’ activity levels. The results of the study showed that when people stopped exercising for two weeks, their blood sugar rose. They also gained weight and had decreased insulin sensitivity.
Dr. David Agus works for “CBS This Morning.” He stated that people who choose to take two weeks off from exercise can have worsen their health. The effects are even worse for people who are over the age of 65. Past studies have shown that college students who stopped exercising for two weeks experienced similar effects. However, they were able to bounce back within two or three days.
However, the subjects in the recent studies were over the age of 65. They were not able to bounce back as quickly. Dr. Agus stated that age affects the way body reacts to being sedentary. Dr. Agus stated that most people do not exercise enough. He stated that the results of this study show the importance of exercising on a regular basis.
Dr. Agus has tips for people who want to start exercising. He stated that people should spend 10 to 15 minutes doing an activity that gets their heart rate up. Walking is a simple thing that you can do in order to live longer. You do not want to be sedentary for long periods of time because this can raise your blood pressure and cause your blood vessels to constrict.
Dr. Agus also stated that people who are between the age of 60 and 70 should also try to get a brief, intense workout in every day. The bottom line is that the body is supposed to move during the day. Regular exercise can improve heart and brain health.