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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.<br><br>
Thanks for any words of wisdom.<br><br>
Christa
 

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I think I've read somewhere that you get the same benefits from exercise if you spread it out over the course of day as you do if you do it all at one time.
 

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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...<br><br><br><br>
it's supposed to keep your metabolic rate up more consistantly...<br><br><br><br>
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!<br><br><br><br>
also... variety is important because you muscles get used to doing the same exercises and can become stagnant...<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 
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