What’s the best exercise you can do? Researchers at Skidmore College believe the answer is “all of them, all the time.” HealthDay reports that when Skidmoore researchers compared the effects of different exercise regimens, they found the greatest benefits from a program that included resistance exercise, cardio workouts, interval training and stretching, along with eating moderate amounts of protein throughout the day. That’s right, all of the above yielded benefits that include weight loss, less belly fat, lower blood sugar levels and an increase in lean muscle. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests something like this:
- Cardio 5 times a week with interval training on 3 sessions.
- Strength training 2 to 3 times a week but not on consecutive days.
- Stretching/flexibility exercises 2 to 3 times a week.