Study: Just 2 minutes of daily vigorous exercise boosts longevity

No time to exercise? Now, a new two-part study from Australia has found that the excuse won’t last any longer. Researchers found that just two minutes of intense exercise per day for 15 minutes per week was associated with a lower risk of death.

according to study discoversThe second part of the study revealed that increased activity intensity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Study author Matthew said Ahmadi, a research fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia, in new version. “Because lack of time is the most common barrier to physical activity, accumulating small amounts intermittently during the day may be a particularly attractive option for busy people.”

The study appeared in the European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. Both studies involved adults between the ages of 40 and 60. Participants wore an activity tracker on their wrist for seven consecutive days. This was an objective method for measuring movement, especially intermittent activity at different intensities during the day.

The first study included 71,893 adults without cardiovascular disease or cancer. Their mean age was 62.5 years and 56% were women. The investigators analyzed the total amount of weekly physical activity and the frequency of seizures lasting two minutes or less. They followed the participants for an average of 6.9 years.

The researchers then examined the relationship between the volume and frequency of activity with death, including all-cause mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease or cancer, as well as with the incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer after the first year of the study. The press release stated that the risks of all adverse events decreased as the volume and frequency of vigorous exercise increased.

Compared with just two minutes of vigorous activity each week, 15 minutes was associated with an 18% lower risk of death and a 15% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, while 12 minutes was associated with a 17% lower risk of cancer. The researchers noted that more gains were achieved with increased physical activity. For example, 53 minutes per week was associated with a 36% lower risk of death from any cause.

In addition, short periods – up to two minutes – of vigorous activity four times a day were associated with a 27% lower risk of death. But even 10 short bouts per week reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer by 16% and 17%, respectively.

The second study analyzed 88,412 healthy men and women with an average age of 62 without cardiovascular disease. This study also found that both higher amounts and greater intensity of physical activity were associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Increasing the intensity of the same volume of exercise resulted in larger reductions. For example, the simple switch of turning a 14-minute walk into a brisk seven-minute walk reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by 14%.

Researcher Paddy C. Dempsey from the University of Leicester, University of Cambridge in England and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Center in Melbourne, Australia said. “Increasing intensity was also particularly important, while increasing both was optimal. This suggests that boosting the activities you already do is good for heart health. For example, you can increase the speed in your daily walk to the bus stop or complete household chores more quickly. “.

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