A weekend workout can be enough to keep you fit

According to a study, a big weekend workout is better than spreading out activity throughout the week.

A weekend workout can be enough to keep you fit

According to a study, a big weekend workout is better than spreading out activity throughout the week.

US researchers studied 350,000 people over 10 year to determine how weekend warriors fared.

According to the JAMA Internal Medicine journal findings, the exercise count is more important than the number of sessions.

It is recommended that you exercise for at least 150 minutes per week.

This could include a walk, light cycling on a bicycle or doubles tennis.

You could also do 75 minutes of vigorous exercise - such as running, swimming, or playing football - according to NHS guidance.

This amount was achieved by many of the US participants during the week-long study. Some participants crammed it into just one or two sessions, rather than spreading it out.

The death risk for those who exercised at the recommended level, either during the weekday or weekend, was lower than those who did not.

According to the NHS, people should engage in some type of physical activity every day. This includes strength exercises. It is important that you don't stay seated for long periods of time.

Yoga, pilates, and heavy gardening are all good options for strengthening your muscles.

This is a vigorous activity that can help you reach your recommended levels of physical activity. It can be done in shorter sharper bursts.

Joanne Whitmore, a senior cardiac nurse at British Heart Foundation, stated that it didn't matter how you exercise.

"The most important thing in life is to get active.

You can do 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity every week, regardless of whether you work out on weekends or spread it throughout the week.

"Exercise is good for your heart health and can reduce your risk of developing heart disease and other circulatory diseases such as stroke and heart attack.

"Moderate intensity activities can make it harder to breathe and faster to beat, but you should still be capable of having a conversation while doing them."

The NHS recommends that you:

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