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Fewer Workouts Still Show Results

Can't work out every day? Don’t sweat it. In a group of 2,324 adults, scientists calculated the risk for metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions such as high blood pressure and high glucose that raise the risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Researchers told the most active study participants to exercise either one to four days a week or five days or more. Both groups got 150 minutes of weekly exercise. People who did the exercise in fewer sessions were at no greater risk for metabolic syndrome than those who reached the goal by working out more often. But keep in mind: Frequent exercise does have beneficial effects on blood glucose.
Source: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, June 20, 2013



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