The benefits of exercising can last much longer than you think

We all know that exercising is good for your health. Different studies have shown that sedentary life is related to diseases like obesity, diabetes and even different types of cancer.

To try to stop the consequences of this, the World Health Organization recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise.

A recent study was devoted to studying the effects of physical activity and found that they can be much more durable than you think.

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The investigation

Duke University (United States) conducted an investigation between 1998 and 2003 about effects of eight-month training periods. The results were published in Frontiers in Psychology.

Separated sedentary people, both men and women in different groups and ten years after finishing the training, followed up that revealed something very interesting.

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What they found

The experts could verify that the positive effects on the health of the participants continued to be maintained, although there were variations according to the intensity level of the workouts.

"The individuals, who before the study had sedentary lives, showed differences in their cardiorespiratory capabilities and cardiometabolic parameters," the study notes.

These results imply that the benefits of doing activity do not only manifest themselves in the short term. According to this study, you can still see 10 years after having completed the training.

And you, do you exercise? How often?


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