© 2018 by Sanford Severin, MD

Dr. Sanford L. Severin

San Ramon, CA 94582 USA


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A Little Exercise Goes A Long Way

October 15, 2018

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed the beneficial effect of short bursts of moderate to vigorous exercise. They compared the effect of bursts of exercise lasting at least 5 minutes, 10 minutes or any duration. For all three measures of duration people who accumulated above average daily amounts of exercise had lower mortality rates than those who exercised less. For exercise of any duration daily totals of more than 40 minutes a day were associated with reductions in death rate of more than 50 percent.

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