Listen to this week’s episode of the Eternal Health Podcast with Laura:
Physical exercise is great not only for keeping your body healthy but also your mind and it can be incorporated into spiritual health too. Exercise can help with memory and cognitive health, sleep quality, immune function, cancer prevention, blood pressure regulation and is as effective at dealing with depression as anti-depressant tablets and drugs.
But here’s some worrying facts: Two thirds of Americans are overweight. Clinical forecasts suggests that by 2030 over half the population will be obese.
I’ve been exercising (running) consistently for 17 years – pretty much injury free. I’ve done 50 endurance races including 12 marathons, 1 ultra marathon and 3 triathlons. I’ve also seen many people burn out and get injured and disillusioned. The burning question then that I’ll be discussing today is: “How do we do exercise the right way?”
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- The one thing that is much more important than exercise for great physical health.
- The pitfalls and traps to avoid in order to stay healthy, injury-free and enjoying your exercise.
- Practical tips for exercising when life is busy.
- The truth about HIIT – high-intensity interval training.
Links & resources mentioned:
- Optimum Health Scorecard
- Laura’s Alkaline 5 Diet book
- Evidence-based research study: J A Blumethal, M A Babyak, P M Doraiswamy, L Walkins, B M Hoffman, K A Barbour, S Herman, W E Craighead, A L Brosse, R Waugh, A Hinderliter, A Sherwood. Exercise and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Psychosom Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;69(7):587-96.
- Evidence-based research study: M M Smith, E T Trexler, A J Sommer, B E Starkoff, S T Devor. Unrestricted Paleolithic Diet is Associated with Unfavorable Changes to Blood Lipids in Healthy Subjects. International Journal of Exercise Science 7(2) : 128-139, 2014.
- Evidence-based research study: Samitz G, Egger M, Zwahlen M. Domains of physical activity and all-cause mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Oct;40(5):1382-400.
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