Sports: because 100 minutes of physical activity a week are good for you

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According to scholars, only 100 minutes a week (roughly 15 minutes a day) of physical activity would be enough to delay old age.

Fate 100 minutes of sport a week and you will live long. Word of the experts who have gathered in Milan these days for the fourth International Science in Nutrition Congress organized by the Paolo Sorbini Foundation for science in nutrition.





According to scholars, they would already be enough just a hundred minutes over a whole week (more or less 15 minutes a day) of physical activity to combat what is called "silent inflammation", which is ready to accelerate aging and promote the onset of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardio-vascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

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What kind of sport? There isn't a specific one, but experts claim that the important thing is that it is aerobic and moderate exercise and above all suitable for your body and age.

Why is an activity important for fighting heart disease and warding off old age? Scholars explain that exercise causes a real "inflammation" substantially necessary to regenerate the tissues after the muscle damage caused by the same workout. Basically, movement trains cells to deactivate the genes that cause inflammation and activate those responsible for longevity.

In addition, the experts gave 6 tips to improve your standard of living and live longer and fitter:

  1. La the right amount of movement, the ideal would be to practice 3 workouts per week

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  1. Respect theinterval between exercises with a high intensity workout with the maximum amount of oxygen your muscles consume per minute, followed by 3-4 minutes of recovery
  2. Train a fasting

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  1. The "competitor" training, that is to do not only aerobic training, but combine two types of training throughout the day or week
  2. hydration: don't forget to drink at least two liters of water a day

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