Long, Low Intensity Exercise May Have More Health Benefits Relative to Short, Intense Workouts, Maastricht University Study

Published: Feb 15, 2013

Standing and walking for longer stretches improves insulin sensitivity and blood lipid levels more than an hour of intense exercise each day does, but only if the calories spent in both forms of exercise are similar. The findings are published Feb. 13 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Hans Savelberg and colleagues from Maastricht University, Netherlands.

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