Experts from the University of Cambridge analysed 196 research articles about the health benefits of more than 30 million adults and estimated that one in ten early deaths can be prevented if inactive people did at least 75 minutes of moderate exercise a week.
This contradicts the suggestion that far longer was required. Exercising for 2.5 hours a week reduced the risk of an early death by slightly more but there was little extra benefit from more than five hours a week.
Soren Brage, author of the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says: “If you are someone who finds the idea of two hours of activity a week daunting, then our findings should be good news”.
Good news too for Gymophobics members as it confirms that you don‘t need to train like an athlete and just two or three 30 minute sessions each week is sufficient!