30 Minutes Exercise 'Better Than an Hour of Training' for Weight
concluded that 30 minutes of daily training was as equally
effective at shedding the pounds as 60 minutes worth of sweating.
of Copenhagen study concluded that sweating for half the time was
enough to turn the tide for obesity.
published in the American Journal of Physiology, found those
who ran, rowed, or cycled for 30 minutes a day lost an average 8lb
over a three month period.
men who pushed their daily training routine out for an hour lost
two pounds less.
who led the study, said: Training is fantastic for your physical
and mental health. The problem is that it takes time.
In their study
researchers followed the progress of 60 Danish men, considered heavy
but healthy but who wanted to get fit and in better
shape over three months.
Half of the
men were asked to exercise for an hour a day, wearing a heart-rate
monitor and calorie counter, while the second group only had to
sweat it out for 30 minutes.
His team concluded
that just 30 minutes of exercise hard enough to produce a
sweat was enough to turn the tide on an unhealthy body mass index.
in our study trained every day for three months, said Mr Rosenkilde,
a PhD student from the department of biomedical sciences.
sessions were planned to produce a light sweat, but participants
were expected to increase the intensity and give it gas three times
exercising 30 minutes per day burned more calories than they should
relative to the training program we set for them.
He added: In
fact we can see that exercising for a whole hour instead of a half
does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat.
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