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Weekend Warriors Rejoice: Your Workout Works

Study shows that vigorous exercise on the weekends can lengthen your life



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Don’t worry about it too much if you only have time to work out on the weekends. A new study shows that how you space out your exercise routines may not matter that much.

A team of researchers at Loughborough University in England looked at how so-called "weekend warriors" fared compared to people who had regular exercise plans spaced throughout the week. Turns out, it didn’t matter too much. Both had about a 30-35 percent lower risk of dying young compared to people who weren’t active.

Either way, it’s better to find some time to work out than no time at all.

 

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