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Findings from the largest exercise and fitness study ever conducted


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Exercising vigorously is more efficient than spending more hours doing light exercises.

The benefits of physical activity are widely known to science. However, the relationship between different types of exercise (lighter, more intense, aerobic or not) and improved fitness is not yet fully understood.

To further this knowledge, researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (USA) conducted a large study with more than 2,000 participants, the largest ever made in order to understand this relationship.

Good physical condition has a great influence on health and is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Posted in European Heart Journal, the study found that vigorous exercise improves fitness more than light physical activity, such as walking 10,000 steps a day (spread throughout the day).


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