8 weight loss tips proven by science

More is NOT better when it comes to exercise

We don’t know what that exercise sweet spot is for everyone but evidence is accumulating that doing little bits throughout the day is better than one intensive hour,’ says Peymane Adab, Professor of Pubic Health at the University of Birmingham.

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Even a few minutes’ exercise is good for you, new guidelines state

Exercise is good for you even if you clock up just a few minutes at a time, new UK guidelines state, overturning previous recommendations that physical activity needed to last at least 10 minutes to bring benefits.

The updated guidelines on physical activity, released by the UK chief medical officers, mean that even a quick sprint up the stairs can contribute to the 150 minutes of moderate to brisk exercise (or 75 mins of intense activity) that adults are recommend to undertake every week.

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The Best Type of Exercise to Burn Fat


Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

A few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat, according to a helpful new review of the effects of exercise on fat loss. 

The moderate-exercise routines used in the studies varied considerably, with some involving walking and others jogging, cycling or swimming. In general, the endurance-style workouts lasted for about 40 minutes.

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