Small Amount Of Exercise Beneficial According To Doctor/Author

The author of the book Antiaging 101 has suggested that a 20 minute workout (or even less) can benefit people who are usually unenthusiastic about exercising.

Dr. Frank Comstock’s exercise plan is appealing to those individuals who may become easily discouraged when faced with a more intense workout plan, or people who simply lack the motivation to do something about their sedentary lifestyle.

While his book was written in order to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to slow down the aging process, it is also beneficial reading for those who are interested in the lifestyle changes that enable us to reduce stress and maintain optimal health.

The author believes that some people (especially those who are out of shape) are easily intimidated by more grandiose exercise plans, and reminds readers that any exercise is beneficial, even if it works out to less than the suggested Federal guidelines. At present, adults of 18 to 64 years of age are advised to participate in 2 ½ hours of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes a week of high-intensity aerobic activity.

Instead, Dr. Frank Comstock proposes a more gradual exercise session involving a physical activity that is truly enjoyable for the individual. He urges people to find something that they love to do, and then increase the amount of exercise time slowly.

The Tucson, Arizona Doctor advocates an exercise technique known as “interval training” in which short bursts of high-intensity aerobic activity are combined with periods of lower-intensity exercise. He reminds readers that any amount of physical activity is better than none, and insists that it is possible to become physically fit in as little as one hour per week, by following his plan.

Physical activity is an important component of good health practices, including maintaining a healthy weight.


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