You want to exercise – but doing it daily can be such a chore. But maybe you can sit out during the week and just be a weekend warrior – a new study shows exercising only on the weekends can do as much for your health as if you did it every day!
To be considered an active adult, those between the ages of 18 and 64 should strive for 2 and half hours of moderate exercise per week – or 75 minutes of intense exercise.
You can split that up – a brisk 30 minute treadmill walk every weekday – or an intense hour and fifteen-minute run on one day.
If you’re looking to lose weight or build muscle, you’ll need to do more. But if you’re looking to maintain an active lifestyle, this is the one time when it’s okay to cram at the last minute.
You’ve known it and I’ve known it, and everyone has known it – but now science has proven it. A new study shows that being “hangry” is a real thing.
The word is a combination of hungry and angry – and the study shows that not eating really does make us mad.
If we’re craving food, we’re a full 1/3 angrier, irritable, and take less pleasure in whatever we happen to be doing. But what set this study apart was it wasn’t in the lab – it was all done in the real world.
However, once you eat, you don’t immediately get happier – feeling hangry can affect your overall mood for a day, and even leave you in a rut for days afterwards.
So, if you’re feeling hangry, make sure you eat something – and avoid your coworkers for a while.
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You might think Wednesdays are good because they split the work week right in the middle, but your stress may remain – instead of relaxing that you’ve got the day off, you’ll be thinking about how you’ve got to go back the very next day, and it won’t feel like a day off.
Plus, you may get unwanted questions when you’re back – coworkers, or the boss, may notice and ask questions.
The best course for your mental health day is taking a Monday or a Friday, and you’ll get a three-day weekend to truly relax.
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