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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rules of the gym at gunpoint

Canadian researchers say it is not the frequency of trainingbut the total amount is most important for good health. Iain Jensen and his team studied more than 2,000 adults to determine whether the frequency of physical activity during the week is as a risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke and controversial trauma.

Defined on the basis of decades of research and interviews between specialists in different areas, 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week are recommended for healthy people in the world of modern medicine. The discoveries suggest that no matter how adults allocate their 150 minutes time if anyone has missed any physical activity and exercise from Monday to Friday, but was an active weekend is irrelevant. Modern fitness instructors condemn it, but the facts speak by themselves: this person will get the same health benefits as well as people who train for 25-30 minutes each day during the week.

During the study, physical activity in the thousands studied was measured by accelerometers, which are worn on the belt. Accelerometers are small electronic devices no bigger than a matchbox, which measure the number of moves made​​.

For their study, Dr. Jensen has chosen Only people who respect the rule of a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity a week. It is divided band of people who are often active - for five to seven days per week, and the people who are active at less - from one to three days a week. Analysis of the data indicates that the first group of frequency of cardiovascular complications and sports injuries is highest.

The important conclusion, which would otherwise give in-depth analysis is as follows:

  • Adults should aim to be physically active at least 150 minutes per week, regardless of the frequency of training, provided to avoid overloading.
  • It is important to practitioners to comply with your own schedule as a factor for physical activity is the time you have each weekbut then the working age in most cases is limited.
  • According to researchers, the most common sports injuries in gyms and cardiovascular problems, congestion occurred in training during the week while training on weekends are more relaxed, and significantly less likely to rush.