Get fit with less than 5 min of exercise a week?

28/02/2012

A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise, according to recent research, says Professor Jamie Timmons.

There are many good reasons for taking exercise. As well as improving fitness, there are long term health benefits in reducing risk factors associated with cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and you may even feel better. The problem is that most people don’t follow the NHS/government advice to do several hours of exercise 5 times a week.

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