Did you know cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death? Even though we know exercise is important, for many people obtaining a gym membership or exercise equipment is an economic burden they simply can’t afford. But a wide-ranging study out of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver promised that just 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week – including free efforts like walking, gardening, and housework – was enough to improve health and heart, and another study said half an hour isn’t just recommended, it’s ideal: Exercising longer or harder may deliver less results. In this episode, the guys go over the studies, set the criteria they’ll adhere to for three months, and let everyone know where they’re starting for weight and body fat percentage.
Some of the topics discussed:
- A listener’s keto-inspired success that saw a dramatic improvement in his race performance
- Exercising as little as 30 minutes a day may prevent 1-in-12 deaths
- Is exercising longer than 30 minutes detrimental to results?
- Does the exercise have to be moderate, or can you work out with high intensity?
- What exactly counts as “moderate exercise”?
- How can you accurately measure body fat percentage at home?
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Looking for some specific highlights? Fast-forward to the following timestamps:
- Recognizing the keto & OCR success of listener Kurt Theil (2:36)
- A look at the studies that lead us to believe 30 minutes of exercise a day is good (7:48)
- What we’ll be doing as part of this experiment (17:00)
Products, people, & companies mentioned this episode:
- Body Fat Tester Calipers with Arm/leg Tape Measure (https://www.amazon.ca/Tester-Calipers-Measure-Height-Circumference/dp/B0744CP23Y)
- Fitbit Aria Scale (https://www.fitbit.com/aria2)
- Jackson/Pollock 7 Caliper-based Body Fat Measurement System (http://www.linear-software.com/online.html)
- Kurt Theil (https://www.instagram.com/khops16/)
- Podbean (https://www.podbean.com)
- Strava Run and Cycling Tracking Social Network for Athletes (http://strava.com)
Links mentioned in this episode:
- A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-activity/a-daily-half-hours-exercise-could-prevent-1-in-12-early-deaths-study-shows-idUSKCN1BW34M)
- Body fat loss and compensatory mechanisms in response to different doses of aerobic exercise--a randomized controlled trial in overweight sedentary males (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22855277)
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