The latest research tells us that to offset the harmful effects of sitting at a desk all day, one hour of activity is needed.
How should we structure this one hour?
Simplicity rings the bell for most and there’s nought simpler in the world of bell ringing than walking. Now, if you’re aiming for a serious cardio improve then high intensity interval training should be your huckleberry. Be mindful when you’re starting anything new, begin at a level safe and suitable for you and then build.
Recognise we don’t need to climb our high intensity hill every day. Once or twice a week “at altitude” is enough, and in our “days off” we still need to push the active button without going into super-Mario overdrive. Keeping walking and mix it up with the cable guy… I’m talking resistance here.
The b word is balance. And when we’re balanced and sensibly active, we’re less likely to suffer burn out and injury, and less likely to incur the Reaper’s wrath. Better to keep him looking from afar for a little longer.
Get healthy. Eat smart. Train smart.