Do you have trouble finding time to exercise during the workweek? A recent study out of Brazil suggests that completing your workouts over the weekend can be just as effective for maintaining good health.
Copenhagen, Denmark — Performing “simple and brief strengthening exercises designed to strengthen the primary muscles used during work” – known as micro-exercise – while on the job may help prevent long-term sickness absences, according to a recent study out of Denmark.
New York — Thirty minutes of moderate exercise five times a week – the minimum recommended under the World Health Organization’s updated guidance on physical activity – might not be enough for people who sit too much the rest of the day, say researchers, who recommend a daily “cocktail” of activity.
San Francisco — Although current exercise guidelines from the World Health Organization call for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity a week, results of a recent study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco indicate that young adults should double that amount if they want to lower their risk of high blood pressure when they’re older.
Oxford, England — Exercise has long been recognized as a way to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers from the University of Oxford report there’s no limit to its cardiovascular benefits.