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Why your life expectancy will be extended with a few minutes of intense effort per day

2022-12-08T18:10:48.049Z

DECIDING - Brief but vigorous moments of physical activity, carried out throughout daily life, have a beneficial effect on health, according to a study.



This is a study that should make sedentary people smile ashamed.

Appearing in

Nature Medicine

on Thursday, it suggests that brief but vigorous periods of physical activity, carried out over the course of daily life, produce a beneficial effect on health.

For example, a very brisk walk to get to work or to move from one place to another, climbing stairs in pairs, says the team of international researchers affiliated with the universities of Sydney and London in particular.

This for 1 to 2 minutes, on average three times a day.

The scientists started from an observation: these intense and sporadic physical exercises are too brief to be

“taken into account in research aimed at examining

the effects of sport on health

which are carried out via questionnaires”

.

They therefore exploited the data recorded by accelerometers, devices worn on the wrist or the thigh which continuously record speed and changes in pace, and are moreover…

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Source: lefigaro

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