SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com
Experts agree: Doing a combination of cardiovascular exercises and strength training moves on an ongoing basis is pretty much a magic wand of health benefits. But you don't have to wait months to see results. Just two weeks of regular exercise can result in tangible benefits—and some health improvements happen even faster. Our bodies are designed to move, and the following amazing, immediate benefits prove it:
- Stronger immune system
- More energy
- Less stiffness
- Cholesterol levels on the downswing
- Lower risk of falling thanks to improved balance and coordination
To see these results, you only need to do 30 minutes of exercise, three days a week, says Dr. Jaffe. "They don't even have to be 30 consecutive minutes. When time is of the essence, and only 10 minutes can be done, those other 20 minutes can be done later in the day, and you'll still see the benefits."