A short workout of only 30 minutes daily could help people on diets lose more weight than exercise for an hour, scientists have discovered.
All of you who want to lose weight, you will probably need to exercise less than you thought.
A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost weight for a third more than those who were doing exercises an hour.
The scientists who conducted the study found that shorter sessions of exercise left participants with more energy and motivation to live a healthier life.
An hour full of heavy training in the gym was more likely to make participants feel spent.
Dr. Astrid Jespersen, one of the authors of the study, said the findings could help to encourage people who normally resist training.
She stressed: “The subjects in the test group who exercised less talked about increased energy levels and a higher motivation to exercise and follow a healthy daily life.
“They take the stairs, send the dog for a long walk or go by bicycle to work.
“But on the opposite, men who exercised for an hour a day, after training, feeling tired, demotivated and less access to healthy changes.
“So we see that a moderate amount of exercise will significantly affect the daily practices of the subject.”
The study, which is published in the journal “Scandinavian Journal of Public Health” for 13 weeks monitored 60 overweight men with moderate Danish, but healthy.
Half the men were asked to exercise vigorously for 30 minutes per day running, cycling or doing ndërtrajnim, while the other half exercised for a full hour each day.
On average, those who exercised for half an hour had lost 3.5 kg during the three month period, while those who exercised longer only lost 2.7 kg.
Interviews with participants also discovered how they felt during the study period.
The findings suggested that even shorter periods of exercise can be helpful.
Recent research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim found that just 12 minutes of intense exercise a week – four-minute sessions – can increase the body’s ability to get oxygen and reduce blood pressure.
General health guidelines say that adults should do 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise to stay healthy.
Another recent study found that every extra minute in intense exercise can result in a slight decrease in weight. Women experienced a decline of 0.7 in BMI’s (body mass index) every minute of their day.
However, with long working hours, where employees spend most of their time sitting, many people find it difficult to exercise enough, Koha.net broadcasts.
One in four adults in the UK now considered to be obese and this figure is projected to grow over the coming decades.
Recent findings suggest that only short periods of exercise each day can help people in their efforts to lose weight.
Professor Bente Stallknecht, who led the research at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, said it was surprising that shorter periods of exercise were more beneficial than longer sessions.
He stressed: “Our motivation stems essentially from interest to examine if the calories are burned during the training intervention offset by the body – for example through food consumption growth and / or decline in the level of physical activity during the rest of the day.
“Surprisingly, we found indications of a compensation reversible with dose group of moderate exercise, indicating that they were more physically active outside the program exercising”.
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