After eating an average of 7,000 calories on Christmas Day, many people are resolving to exercise more. But what’s the best choice in order to get healthy? Luisa Dillner @guardian
Maybe it’s because of the 7,000 calories we eat (on average) on Christmas Day, but getting fit is the No 1 new year’s resolution, according to a new YouGov poll. Research shows exercise reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and dementia, and helps depression. People who exercise are less likely to get breast or bowel cancer and research indicates reductions in cancer of the lining of the womb and of the lung.
Doing any amount of exercise reduces the risk of dying before your time. What’s more, you may only need to exercise in short bursts: A number of studies published last year showed the benefits of “exercise snacks” – three sessions a day of interval training (one minute of brisk walking, followed by one minute of strolling, repeated six times), or one-minute, intense bouts of cycling within an easy 10-minute workout. So what should you do?
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