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I love to exercise! With my lifestyle and time constraints, it works out better for me to do several shorter intervals of exercise a day rather than one longer one. I mostly walk, jog, do aerobic type videos, and do yoga. I try to be active for at least an hour every day. I was wondering, is there any benefit to longer exercise sessions? For example...if I have an hour total to jog/walk in one day, is there a benefit to a one hour jog over two 30 minute jogs? I just don't seem to have the time or inclination to exercise for more than 30-45 minutes at a time and I hope my results will be approximately the same.

Thanks for any words of wisdom.

Christa
 

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Aerobic exersise has to reach 60-80% of your max heartrate for 20 minutes to do any good. To find your max heart rate subtract your age from 220. Thats the max,set your target rate at 60-80% of that figure.
 

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i recently read it's better to spread exercise over shorter intervals throughout the day...

it's supposed to keep your metabolic rate up more consistantly...

studies were done v recently with 2 test groups... one doing one long workout and one doing the shorter ones... after the test periods all were given a milkshake... the intervals group burnt off the milkshake faster!

also... variety is important because you muscles get used to doing the same exercises and can become stagnant...

 
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