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www.wmfd.com - If you can't seem to set aside time for exercise, it can be just as good for your waistline with doing short spurts of activity as Holly Firfer explains in today's Health Minute. }}" />

   
 
 
Health Minute Says Take Short, Brisk Spurts Of Activity

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  Original Published: 9/8/2013 If you can't seem to set aside time for exercise, build it into your day, with lots of short bursts of high-intensity activity. It can be just as good for your waistline as doing all of your exercise at once. Holly Firfer has more in today's Health Minute. Stringing together short bouts of exercise can help you keep your weight down, even if you work out less than 10 minutes at a stretch. The current recommendation is for Americans to get 30 minutes of exercise five days a week. Experts say it's OK to break this down into 10-minute workout sessions if that's more convenient than exercising for a half-hour straight. But now reseearch says svery minute counts when it comes to keeping our weight down. Even walking at a fast clip from one to nine minutes at a stretch, several times a day, can help us lose weight. The key is pace. As long as you get the heart and lungs pumping so you begin to break a sweat, this will get the job done. Researchers say the level of intensity should be equivalent to the pace needed to walk a mile in 20 minutes. And, of course, the more workout sessions you can squeeze in a day, the better. How might this work for you? Take short breaks during the day and go for a brisk walk or two, and work in some stairs if you can. And, park far from your destination whether for work or play.
   
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