Weekend Workouts: A Good Thing!

If you only exercise on the weekends you might still be getting the benefits as those who work out more frequently. Researchers from Loughborough University looked at more than 60,000 adults in England and Scotland and found that weekend workouts lowered the risk of death by a similar margin to those who spread the same amount of exercise over the whole week. The UK’s National Health Service recommends people should spend 150 minutes a week performing moderate exercise, or 75 minutes doing vigorous exercise. In the study, those who met the physical activity target by exercising through the week had a 35 percent lower risk of death than inactive adults, while those who met the guideline over the weekend had a 30 percent lower risk of death. (TheGuardian)