Good Sweat by RACHEL LAPIDOS, JANUARY 11, 2017
There are some chaotic weeks where, between long working hours and a social life, you may just not get to spin class or yoga as much as you’d like. But if you’ve been stressed about only fitting in a sweat sesh one or two times a week, a new study reveals that there’s no need—because you can still reap the benefits of regular exercise with only a couple of vigorous workouts a week. Game changer.
Those who get just 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week —dubbed “weekend warriors”—reduce their risk of mortality compared to those who never work out at all, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Great news for those whose to-do list has the word count of a non-fiction novel and who have trouble getting to the gym as much as they’d like.
“The present study suggests that less-frequent bouts of activity…offer considerable health benefits.”