Ten minutes of exercise is ‘as good as hours in the gym’

Short bursts of exercise lasting less than 10 minutes give you the same health benefits as slugging it out at the gym for hours.

Researchers have found that even walking to the bus stop or cleaning your home can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol.

Activities like mowing the lawn and even fishing can also lower your risk of heart disease.

A Boston University study found that so long as the 10 minute bursts make up your daily quota of exercise, you will see the difference on your body.

It concluded that ‘some exercise is better than nothing’ and that by adding up the small things you can have big impact.

For the experiment the researchers attached a motion detector to to 2,109 men and woman with an average age of 47. More than half were overweight.

The sensor – called an accelerometer – allowed them to monitor all their activity, rather than asking them to fill out a questionnaire in which they might not have listed everything they did.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2259324/Ten-minutes-exercise-good-hours-gym.html

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