Study Finds Weekend-only Exercise is Still Beneficial
It's comparable to the benefits regular exercisers experience
Busy Americans may not have time during the week to fit in the American Heart Association's recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise. But new research from nearly 351,000 adults shows the benefits of exercising only on the weekends are comparable to those seen among more regular exercisers.
Writing in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers explained how they assessed data from the National Health Interview Survey which took place between 1997 and 2013. Authors classified those who completed all their recommended weekly exercise in one or two sessions as “weekend warriors” and those who spread out sessions as regularly active.
Participants were followed for a median of 10.4 years and within that time frame, 4,130 people died of cardiovascular disease and 6,034 from cancer.
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