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Short bouts of activity may aid weight control.

High-intensity exercise can help you control your weight, even if you do it a few minutes at a time, according to a study published in the September-October 2013 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Researchers who examined data from more than 5,500 adults found that high-intensity activity was associated with a lower risk of obesity, whether it was performed in sessions shorter or longer than 10 minutes. Each daily minute of high-intensity activity reduced the risk of obesity by five percent in women and by two percent in men. If an activity is high intensity, you will be breathing hard and unable to say more than a few words without pausing for breath.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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