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First 20 Minutes & Gender Specific Fitness

First 20 Minutes & Gender Specific Fitness

When do you get the most health benefit from working out?You can find ways to be healthy and live a long and productive life without running a marathon. Exercise science shows that you will get the most health benefits in the first 20 minutes of exercise, especially if you don’t exercise much. You will get benefits from longer periods of activity, but that first 20 minutes has the most health impact. Exercise changes how every part of your body functions. Bodies are designed for activity. Your genes want you to get moving. You can reduce risk for chronic diseases by getting active.Brain BenefitsExercise increases the number of cells in your brain, largely in the hippocampus. Your hippocampus creates new brain cells until you die. This area of the brain is responsible for memories. Animals who are active make three to four times as many brain cells in the hippocampus as those who were sedentary.Running, Jumping & Balance ExercisesAging brings about concern for the knees. Contrary to pop