The report published by the American Heart Association has examined the lifestyles of 115,000
participants over three years, shows that the optimal duration of physical exercises is between 150 and
600 minutes or 2.5-10 hours per week.
The researchers found that in adults who exceeded the minimum threshold by two to four times during
intense exercise, the risk of death was reduced by 21-23%. For those who similarly exceeded the
recommended minimum with moderate physical activity, the percentage range increased to 26–31%.
“The potential impact of physical activity on health is large, but it remains unclear whether prolonged,
intense, or moderate physical activity in excess of recommended levels provides any additional benefits
or detrimental effects on cardiovascular health,” one of the study’s authors Dong Hun notes.
According to him, scientific work proves that sports activities above the mark of 600 minutes do not
provide an additional reduction in the risk of death.
Scientists emphasize that physical exercises include not only training in the gym, but also cycling,
running, swimming or even walking. All of them have a positive effect on cardiovascular system,
strengthen muscles and improve the flow of oxygen to organs.
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