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Exercise During Weekends Are As Effective As Those Done On Weekdays

PHOTOGRAPH: Twitter/ AFPA Fitness | Benefits of exercise outweighs that of missing your fave TV show. Photo Credit: Twitter/ AFPA Fitness

Exercise during weekdays are as effective as those done on weekdays.  Weekend warriors have legit reasons to follow their exercise schedule according to study.  Results show that people who are able to finish their exercise quota in just a day or two have significant health benefits.  The findings presented lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Also lower risk of cancer and early death involving 64,000 adults aged over 40 in England and Scotland.

Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed the data.  They studied the duration that an individual is doing exercise and their health over 18 years.  Results revealed that the health benefits have similarities.  This is without considering how often or for how long does a person spent on doing exercise.  Weekend warriors are also fit as long as they perform the recommended time spent on physical activity.

Experts agree that schedule of exercise does not matter

Health experts agree that physical activity patterns during the weekend may be sufficient to reduce health risk such as CVD and cancer mortality.  Weekend warriors or persons doing their exercise on one to two days a week are found to lower their risk of dying from CVD by 41% and cancer mortality by 18% as compared with inactive adults.  Science Alert also reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people aged 18-64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity in a week. Activities may include cycling , brisk walking or strength exercises such as lifting weights.  

The same effect is also true if a person does at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity in a week.  People into running or engaging to sports such as tennis can complete the requirement through these activities. A mix of moderate and vigorous activities can also meet the exercise quota.  Two 30-minute run plus 30 minutes of fast walking and strength exercises can surely complete a weekend routine.

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An avid reader, traveler, and earth enthusiast, Rubelle has two permanent roles: a daughter and a wife. But she wants to be a mother too. For the meantime, she works for Red Cross and writes articles for Morning Ledger to keep her busy.