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A little exercise is also healthy

Not very active? Don't worry, a little exercise is a lot better than none at all.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health argue that a little physical activity – about 2.5 hours a week – reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 14 percent decreases.

Cardiovascular disease
According to researcher Jacob Sattelmair, our health already benefits from 150 minutes of exercise at medium intensity. Sattelmair and his research team looked at more than 3,000 studies on physical activity and cardiovascular disease.

What turned out? In the older studies, participants were usually divided into groups of active versus sedentary lifestyles. However, new studies looked much more often at the effect of the total amount of physical activity on the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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More benefit from women
In addition to total activity, this new study also looked at the amount of exercise that people need to reduce the risk of health problems. The size of the risks and the health benefit . were also examined †

Notable: exercise has a greater effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease in women † So get out of that easy chair every now and then.