Short bursts of exercise may be as beneficial as regular exercise in extending life
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If you think exercise needs to be running on the treadmill for at least ten minutes, this study may change your view. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you think exercise needs to be running on the treadmill for at least ten minutes, this study may change your view. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you think exercise needs to be running on the treadmill for at least ten minutes, this study may change your view. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you think exercise needs to be running on the treadmill for at least ten minutes, this study may change your view. (Photo: Shutterstock)

One of my college classmates once decided that to focus on his studies he didn’t have time to exercise. So he would sprint everywhere he went at full speed. To the bathroom. To dinner. To class. To the library. To dates (which wasn’t often).

Would such several-minute bursts be the same as spending dedicated time to regular exercise? Possibly, if you are worried about death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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