In the UK today there is news of the son of a television presenter, who at age 31 and a reported fitness fanatic, died whilst jogging.
Of course, there may very well be some underlying health concern so what I write here is in a general sense to exercising.
We are merely an animal and our day should be filled with physical activity. I do not mean “exercise”, I just mean walking, reaching for things, perhaps climbing up an incline and such. Anything other than living in a way that we would live if we truly lived in nature is second best and the further we get from it, the sicker we will be.
As I have mentioned before, you cannot exercise out a bad diet (anything your body is not designed to eat), just as you cannot be inactive 90% of the time and somehow make-up for it by doing some insanely physical activity once a week. You are still inactive 90% of the time. Of course, this is how many of us are forced to live with an office job, but it’s still unnatural.
In nature no animal runs for the sake of it. You run to catch food, or you are the food running for your life. Either way the run is over quickly, it’s a sprint. Adrenaline is involved and it’s the way it’s supposed to be. That’s how you should run if you want to, sprint!
Other than that walk as much as you can and generally be active. This is far better than setting aside “1 hour at the gym”.
Look to nature, it’s all there is.