Significant Benefits Found From Weekend Exercise
Need exercise but only have time on weekends? That’s ok according to a study which reports that cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits.
Researchers from the Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analyzed data on the time people spent doing exercise and their health over 18 years.
They found that no matter how often people exercised in a week or for how long, the health benefits were similar as long as they met the activity guidelines.
These guidelines recommend that people aged 19-64 should try to do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity as well as strength exercises.
In addition to controlling weight, exercise and a healthy diet are linked to a reduction of the risk of a range of diseases – such as cancer, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
January 10th, 2017