Amount of Exercise Time More Important Than Frequency

Posted by Joe on 10/4/2014 to Upper Body Fitness

According to a new study at Queen's University, adults who exercise a total of 150 minutes over a few days' time are not any less healthy than adults who work out every day of the week.

The study found that it is less important how adults decide to accumulate those 150 minutes each week. For example, if you do not do any physical activity from Mon-Fri, but then are active for 150 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, you will attain the same health benefits as someone who exercised 30 minutes per day, five days per week.

The study shows that it is very important that all adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, regardless of whether that total occurs in one day or in several.

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Also, it has been found that actively exhaling during physical exercise helps your body to boost its lung capacity over time. This increases the efficiency of your heart as it has to do less work to provide oxygen to your muscles. There also is more muscular efficiency through better blood flow.

For those who need to spend hours in a wheelchair, you know that this can make one feel very restricted and uncomfortable. To fight this, try to keep your body moving as much as you can in your wheelchair. No matter what your disability is, doing regular exercises in your wheelchair can help you to boost flexibility, strength and improve mobility.

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