You Definitely Need To Work Out At Least Two Times A Week If You Want The Heart Benefits

Yeah, exercising just one day a week isn't exactly going to cut it if you're hoping your gym habit is...
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Yeah, exercising just one day a week isn't exactly going to cut it if you're hoping your gym habit is...

You Definitely Need To Work Out At Least Two Times A Week If You Want The Heart Benefits

Written by : Mona 22 May 2018
Fitness
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Yeah, exercising just one day a week isn’t exactly going to cut it if you’re hoping your gym habit is going to pay off in the long-term.

How much does it take? Take a guess:

If you guessed two to three times a week you’re not totally wrong. But, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiologyyou should really exercise four to five days a week if your life goals involve kicking it like Baddie Winkle well into your golden years.

Researchers did a cross-sectional analysis of 102 people (so yes, it’s a small study, which isn’t ideal) who were 60 years old and up. They put them into categories: sedentary (those who did less than two workouts a week), casual exercisers (those who did two to three sessions a week), committed exercisers (those who did four to five sessions), and master athletes (who did six to seven workouts).

The researchers then looked at how stiff their arteries were. (Stiff arteries = higher risk of heart disease, FYI.)