Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens
According to research by the University of Exeter, adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions. Even apparently healthy teenagers showed significant improvements in markers which are indicators of cardiovascular health.
Dr Alan Barker, at the University of Exeter, said: "We know that activity levels drop significantly as children reach adolescence, and so far attempts to increase this to an hour a day have proved fruitless. This study indicates that, providing the intensity is high, health benefits are achievable with just 8-10 minutes of exercise."
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