Study: Short, intense workouts can make a difference
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC) – A new study suggests that when it comes to reaping the benefits of exercise, every minute may count.
According to the study, even just a few minutes of intense activity can have a measurable effect on one’s weight.
University of Utah researchers used government data to look at activity levels of 4,500 adults and compared their body-mass indexes.
They determined that low-intensity exercise didn’t make a difference in weight, but each minute of intense physical activity per day was associated with a quarter pound difference in body weight for the average man and more than a third of a pound for the average woman.
Anyone starting a new exercise regimen should consult with their doctor.
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