Time reports a new study originally published in JAMA which finds weekend warrior style workouts can be nearly as beneficial as more frequent exercise. One doesn’t need to exercise four times a week, for example, to reap some benefit from exercise. The trick: exercising for a total of 150 minutes.
This study reminded me of another, also published by JAMA, finding that even 10 minutes of exercise per day is beneficial. Focusing on people who were previously sedentary, results included improved cardiovascular health and weight loss.
This is encouraging for those who, like myself, are short on time during the week and eager to banish the lethargy of middle age.