SHORT EXERCISE BURSTS PACK
Think you can’t find the time to exercise? Don’t worry. Short bursts of activity are just as beneficial, as long as they add up to 30 minutes a day, a new study has found.
US researchers have crunched the data on physical activity and markers of health, such as cholesterol and blood pressure, for more than 6000 people aged 18 to 85.
They have found that people who have short bursts of moderate to intense activity, which add up to at least half an hour a day, are just as healthy as those who do structured exercise.
Moderate to intense activity was defined in the research as walking briskly at a pace of 5.5 to eight kilometres per hour.