20 Minutes of Activity a Day or Weekend Warrior: Which is Better for You?

posted: 02/23/17
by: Amanda Mushro
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If working out is a priority for you, there's a good chance you fall into one of two categories. Are you the person that is lacing up your workout shoes every single day to make sure you log your 20 minutes of physical activity? Or does your busy schedule make you a weekend warrior that only hits the gym on your days off so you can cram all of your weekly exercise into two days? While you can't catch up on sleep, can you play catch up when working out?

A new study suggests when it comes to workouts, both the daily exerciser and the weekend warrior are on the right track and both styles are beneficial to your health.

The study was based on 64,000 adults and found that weekend exercise and daily activity are just as effective at preventing heart disease and cancer. So this is great news for those of us with crazy schedules that just can't hit the gym or get in a brisk walk every day.

It's recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of activity a week, and as this study suggests it doesn't matter how or when you get that workout in, just be sure you are getting active. Maybe try to get your kids to join you in a yoga class because you are more likely to work out with a buddy, or try a few fitness hacks, like creating a new workout playlist to keep you motivated and moving.

Danielle Busby's Kid-Friendly Workouts

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Danielle Busby from OutDaughtered gives us tips on how to work out and have fun with the kids at the same time!