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There is good news for [them / those] who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors'. [Cramming / Clamming] your recommended weekly exercise [into / onto] several weekend sessions is [sufficiently / sufficient] to help you [live / alive] longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were few [difference / differences] in health benefits from working [up / out] daily or only at the weekends as long as people [burning / burnt] enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their [risk / risky] of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared with those who did no exercise. Those who exercised [regularly / regular] reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.

The researchers' article is [published / publishing] in the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based [to / on] a survey of around 64,000 adults [aged / age] over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a [total / totally] of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of [victorious / vigorous] activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study [suggest / suggests] that less frequent [bouts / boots] of activity, which might be more [easily / easy] fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added: "A [particular / particularly] encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower [mortality / mortal] risks."

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