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Short burst of intense exercise help prevent chronic diseases

New research says less than ten minutes of intense exercise a week is enough to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Scientists at Birmingham are pioneering an exercise study proposing short periods of high-intensity exercise can be as beneficial as the recommended 60-minute sessions, seeking to offer a health and fitness solution to busy individuals.

Previous research by scientists Chris Shaw has revealed the same health and fitness improvements in individuals undertaking these short, intense bouts of physical activity and longer, more frequent but less strenuous exercises.

They are now turning their attention to the overweight population, who are more at risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease as a result of their health and fitness levels, to establish whether exercise training of a shorter duration can be as effective as the recommended exercise guidelines.

Read more at University of Birmingham

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