With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency

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With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency
Sun, 07-14-2013 - 11:18am

According to Health Day, the number of times you work out each week isn't as important as the amount of time you work out. "Good news for weekend warriors: The number of times you exercise in a week isn't as important as getting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at more than 2,300 Canadian adults to determine if their exercise frequency affected their risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The participants were classified as either frequently active (five to seven days a week) or infrequently active (one to four days a week).

People who did 150 minutes of exercise on just a few days of the week were no less healthy than those who worked out more often, according to the study published recently in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism." read more

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