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When Teens Exercise Like Young Kids, Health Improves

Jun 25, 2015
 

Health experts advise that children and teenagers should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Now, a new study of teenagers has found that the intensity of short bursts of activity makes a difference in health outcomes. The study showed that as little as 2 minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day had a more beneficial effect on teens’ blood sugar levels, fat metabolism, and blood pressure than moderate-intensity activity. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. June 21, 2015