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To Be Fit, Exercise 150 Minutes A Week – Study

June 20, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A study by Canadian researchers has determined that adults who accrue a total of 150 minutes of exercise a few days a week are just as healthy as adults who exercise more frequently throughout the week. Scientists followed 2,324 adults to determine if the frequency of physical activity throughout the week is associated with risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Physical activity was measured continuously by accelerometers worn on their waists recording  how much a person moves every minute. The study proved that it doesn’t matter how or when an individual accumulates exercise time. It’s only important that they find a way to fit those 150 minutes into a schedule that works best for them.
Janine Clarke et al., "Is the frequency of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity associated with the metabolic syndrome in Canadian adults?", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, June 20, 2013, © Canadian Science Publishing
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