Yes, 5 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Makes A Difference, According To Science

Evidence shows 5-minute workouts can help you feel fuller, lose weight, and live longer.

Katie Sue Webber
Katie Sue Webber
Mom to two sweet little boys. Helping moms is her passion.
Last updated
April 4, 2023

Not convinced that just five minutes a day of exercise can be effective? Here’s a review of studies showing that short bouts of exercise can help you live longer, reduce your risk of weight gain, decrease hunger cues, increase satiety, improve cardiovascular health, and more!

A study published in the journal Obesity observed two groups of people, one who exercised for an hour each day and one who performed shorter, five-minute workouts throughout the day. Both groups had similar results, but the intermittent exercise group reported feeling 32% fuller throughout the day.

Another study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that going for a five- to 10-minute run every day could reduce death due to cardiovascular and other causes by up to 50%.

Finally, a study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that brief bouts of intense exercise can prevent weight gain and are just as effective as the recommended 10+ minutes of exercise.

By committing to just 5 minutes of exercise a day, you can start reaping the rewards of exercise!

Read more (via Eat This, Not That)

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