One of the problems of maintaining a daily exercise routine to keep fit and reduce cardiovascular risks is the lack of time.
However, a new study suggests that it would be enough to exercise a couple of days a week (for example, the weekend), as long as 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise are performed per week.
The benefits of exercise
According to research, developed by the University of Loughborough (England), doing sports a day or two a week would reduce the risk of mortality from all causes, from cardiovascular disease and due to cancer, andn comparison with those individuals who are completely sedentary.
The study has been published in the JAMA Internal Medicine and has been directed by Gary O'Donovan. It has been based on a battery of surveys to which a total of 63,591 adults over 40 years of age responded, data that were collected between 1994 and 2012 and analyzed in 2016.
As O'Donovan has explained:
Millions of people enjoy playing sports once or twice a week, but they may be worried if they are not exercising enough. Now we have found a clear benefit in that type of activity. It is getting them to stay fit and healthy.