Intense Exercise: Every Minute Counts
Almost all exercise is a good thing, but when it comes to intense exercise, every minute can be a very good thing. That, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The Boston Globe reports that the study, which tracked more than 4,500 accelerometer-wearing volunteers for three years, found that repeated bursts of just two or three minutes of intense activity can have as much impact on preventing weight gain over time as 10 minutes or more of steady exercise. The Globe reports that the University of Utah researchers calculated that each minute spent in a high-intensity movement was associated with nearly a one-half pound smaller weight gain over three years. Read more in the Boston Globe.