Let’s hear it for the weekend warriors!

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I’m not a true weekend warrior though from time to time I lapse in that direction. See Weekend Warriors go Digital and A work week without exercise and weekend warrior syndrome.

But here’s good news for the weekend warrior. It turns out that exercising just on the weekends may be enough to prevent early death. According to this report on the CBC as little as 1 moderate session a week is enough to reduce all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality.

From the CBC story,

“Weekend warriors” — adults who perform the recommended amount of 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity in one or two sessions per week — were found to have a risk of death from all causes about 30 per cent lower than inactive adults.

Researchers in England set out to investigate the risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer was associated with physical activity patterns.

“I think it’s important to reassure people that if they are a weekend warrior, if they are only exercising once or twice per week, and it’s of moderate or vigorous intensity, then that’s good enough,” study author Gary O’Donovan, of Loughborough University, England, said in an interview.

Read the rest here.



3 thoughts on “Let’s hear it for the weekend warriors!

  1. I used to be, but now that I started biking to work and it’s winter, I’m a weekend couch potato unless I can fit in a horse back ride!

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