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Meeting the physical activity guidelines at the weekend still found to produce significant health benefits

10 January 2017

Meeting the physical activity guidelines at the weekend still found to produce significant health benefits

Many busy, working people try to fit in all their exercise at the weekend, becoming ‘weekend warriors’. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed data on the time people spent doing exercise and their health over 18 years.  The findings are based on a survey of about 64,000 adults aged over 40 in England and Scotland.  They found that no matter how often people exercised in a week or for how long, the health benefits were similar as long as they met the activity guidelines (150 minutes of moderate activity per week).  Being active without managing the recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity a week was still enough to reduce the risk of an early death by a third.

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