Reason No. 2718 to exercise

As if I you needed any more reasons to exercise, here’s one more from an article in the Washington Post:

A new study has good news for those who’ve been avoiding exercise because they don’t think they have enough time: Even 10 minutes a day can improve your cardiovascular fitness.

The research found that when overweight or obese, sedentary women started to exercise an average of 72 minutes a week, they increased their peak oxygen consumption — a measure of cardiovascular fitness — by 4.2 percent compared to women who stayed on the sidelines.

30 minutes a week may not be do-able for a lot of people, but 10 minutes is even for the couchiest of potatoes. So, get away from that computer and go for a walk. If you have a cute co-worker, take her along too.


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