Weekend warriors may reap the same benefits as daily exercisers

We all know “weekend warriors” – people who log more workouts on the weekends as a way to make up for less exercise during the week. But how effective is this strategy? When it comes to exercise, can you really make up for lost time?

According to a new study, yes, you can reap the same benefits of exercising for a week in two days as exercising intermittently during the week.

The researchers divided the participants into groups based on whether or not they met the recommended amount of physical activity per week (150 to 300 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 to 150 minutes of intense exercise). Participants who met the requirements were then segregated based on whether they were active for three or more days or only one or two days per week. Specifically, the researchers examined whether there was a difference in death rates.

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