Fitness Tip of the Week: Consistency Is Key

A recent study shows that the health benefits of exercise are much more pronounced when physical activity is a daily habit

You know those people that exercise sporadically? Who knows which days they might decide to exercise, if at all? I’m sure we all know several people like that; heck you might even be one of them. 

While exercise, even if sporadic, is always beneficial to your health, it's much more beneficial if you exercise on a persistent basis—no matter if you have 10 or 60 minutes per day to dedicate to physical activity.

One recent study indicated that you can achieve incredible cardiovascular health benefits even if you exercise for only 8 minutes a day! Likewise, the study found that those who achieved the greatest health benefits were those that exercised persistently over the course of six years. 

They were found to have a 50 percent lower risk of stroke or heart disease and a 29 percent lower overall risk of death. 29 percent is massive. Persistent exercise is so important. Start being active daily… It is so worth it!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.