My new semester on Exercise Science has started in July, and I am currently swarmed with lab reports, assignments and coming exams in a month’s time. Having said that, Exercise Science is really a very interesting course! A none regular exerciser like myself had never thought that there is still a Science, behind Exercise. How ignorant I was.
After attending this course, I understand the definition of Exercise; it has to be a planned, a regulated, a structured, repetitive and purposeful event (preferably with goals).
And to be called a regular exerciser, one has to meet the criteria of exercising at least 30mins a day at moderate-intensity, at least 3 times in a week, for the past 3 months. (As defined by ACSM guidelines).
AFTER having understood this, I bought a heart rate monitoring device to monitor my exercise intensity, increases my exercise frequency and duration, progressively. Having done this for at least the last three months, I am happy to declare myself as a REGULAR exerciser now! ?. I shall continue to challenge my abilities and meet my goals.
After all, Nutritional Immunology advocates the importance of exercise too!
14 July 2019.