Get Moving: From Idle to Active
Welcome to your first step in the final phase of our Idle to Vital Program. This stage can help you to feel active and dynamic by doing a very simple thing: exercise! Moving a muscle here and there can go a long way in ensuring good health. Most people find exercise hard to keep up with, but you don’t need to worry about that at all! Our Minimal Effective Step will ensure that you shall face no problem in pursuing your vision of a healthy body!
It seems counterintuitive that if exercise uses energy, how can it also provide it?! The answer lies inside our cells. Mitochondria, also known as the powerhouse of the cell, is responsible for creating the energy that our cells use to do various functions. Exercise improves the mitochondrial function. This makes you feel happy, healthy and vital. Exercise is one of the most powerful ways to improve your vitality.
So let’s see what the 3 Minimal Effective Steps are that you need to take in order to go from feeling Idle to feeling Active!
The Minimal Effective Step
Feeling Vital can be difficult to achieve for many, even after spending a fortune on energy supplements or multivitamins! The truth is that there is no replacement for proper nutrition and exercise to help you to feel your best.
So what’s the good news? Well, you’ve already taken a lot of steps that have promoted a much healthier state of your body. You are now cleansed, you are consuming important vitamins and minerals: zinc, iron, B vitamins etc., you’ve supported your sleep cycle! Your body is comparatively rejuvenated. So the one major thing that is left in your quest towards vitality is exercise!
So without further ado, let’s get moving!
1. Exercise everyday for 30-60 minutes.
Just 30 minutes of exercise everyday has the potential to change your life! If you do this, you can reduce inflammation that may reduce arthritic pain, and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic health conditions, and diabetes. If you are finding 30-60 minutes too tough, just start with 10-15 minutes daily and then increase slowly. Just remember to first discuss with your doctor about commencing exercise if you have a health condition.
2. Implement cardio-based training twice a week.
Cardio-based exercise gets your heart pumping and working. They exert the cardiac (heart) muscles and can improve your cardiovascular health. You may also notice reduced pain, improved mobility, and your mood and performance in everyday life.
When you think cardio, typically running comes to mind. However, there are so many more options one can choose from based on their personal preference that include swimming, bike riding, hiking, power walking etc.
3. Implement Strength-based Training twice a week.
Most people forget about strength-based training. They are either unaware of the term itself, or find it too intense. The truth is that strength-based training can be enjoyable to perform when you know what you are doing. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know what to do.
There are many forms of strength-based training from yoga, pilates, weight lifting, resistance bands etc. More intense versions include HIIT (high intensity interval training). Strength training can help to build your muscle mass that can deteriorate with age. By simply increasing your muscle mass, you can increase your metabolism that can support weight management and help you to feel more energetic!
If like us, you can’t wait to see the various, long lasting and abundant benefits of everyday exercise, then simply click on the button under this section and take the quiz to give you a personalised plan of how you can exercise and improve your vitality.Take the Quiz