Every Brisk Minute of Exercise Counts
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –In a new study at the University of Utah, researchers have found that even brief episodes of physical activity that exceed a certain level of intensity can have just as positive of an effect on weight as the current recommendation of ten or more minutes at a time.
“What we learned is that for preventing weight gain, the intensity of the activity matters more than duration,” Jessie X. Fran, professor of family and consumer studies, was quoted as saying. “This new understanding is important because fewer than 5 percent of American adults today achieve the recommended level of physical activity in a week according to the current physical activity guidelines. Knowing that even short bouts of 'brisk' activity can add up to a positive effect is an encouraging message for promoting better health.”
For more information, go to: http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/move-it-and-lose-it-every-brisk-minute-counts/
SOURCE: American Journal of Health Promotion, September 2013
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