5-speed listening (Weekend Warriors - Level 4)

Weekend-only exercise enough to live longer






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There is good news for 'weekend warriors' - those who only exercise at weekends. Weekend exercise is enough to help you live longer. Researchers found that the benefits from exercising daily or at the weekends were almost the same, as long as enough calories are burnt. Weekend warriors can lower their risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent.

The article is based on a survey of 64,000 adults. Researchers recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The…study suggests that less frequent bouts of activity, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added that: "Physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality."

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