Research is suggesting that Short intense bursts of movement can improve fitness and health and are as good as hard workouts for your health.
According to the Journal of Nature Medicine, tiny spurts of exercise throughout the day are associated with significant reductions in disease risk.
According to the article featured in the NY Times, bursts of intense activity 2-3 times daily reduce the risk of cardiovascular events as well as cancer risk, as compared to long strenuous exercise.
Wondering how to easily improve your health as an easy New Years’ resolution for 2023? Take the stairs and carry your bags according to the NY Times. Check out their article below
A new study confirms that you don’t have to do a hard workout to reap the longevity rewards of exercise.
By Dani Blum Published Dec. 8, 2022
Dashing up the stairs to your apartment, weaving between commuters as you dart toward the train — those small snippets of exercise, if they’re intense enough, can add up, according to a new study. The paper is among the first to examine what many exercise scientists have long hypothesized: A little bit of physical activity goes a long way, even movement you might not consider a workout.
The paper, published today in Nature Medicine, shows that tiny spurts of exercise throughout the day are associated with significant reductions in disease risk. Researchers used data from fitness trackers collected by UK Biobank, a large medical database with health information from people across the United Kingdom. They looked at the records of over 25,000 people who did not regularly exercise, with an average age around 60, and followed them over the course of nearly seven years. (People who walked recreationally once a week were included, but that was the maximum amount of concerted exercise these participants did.)