*** This is as long as you get 150 minutes of moderate exercise total in a or 75 total minutes of vigorous physical activity in a week.
A Chinese-led team of experts looked at 350,978 adults, who had an average age of 41. Participants were surveyed about their physical activity levels between 1997 and 2013. They were then divided by if they did 150 minutes of exercise a week in one-to-two days, three or more days, or didn’t do this amount of exercise at all.
The researchers then tracked how many participants died in the next decade. At the end of study, 21,898 of the participants had died — 6,035 from cardiovascular events like heart failure, and 4,130 from cancer. Weekend warriors were found to have an 8 per cent less chance of dying compared to people who didn’t complete 150 minutes per exercise. People who spread their exercise out across the week were 15 per cent less likely to die compared to the inactive.