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It is about activity and intensity, not duration. Every minute counts.

A recent study from the University of Utah shows that when it comes to exercise, accumulated time counts just as much as a single longer workout. You might think I payed for the research because it’s dead on promotion for Nano Workouts.

woman walking stairs

Taking the stairs is a great way to sneak in exercise in your eveyday life.

The current US governmental recommendations are that for exercise to be effective you must to do 10 minutes or more at a time. Since I have been advocating short bursts of exercise for a long time it comes as no surprise that more and more research are supporting this.

People often complain that they don’t have time to exercise, even for 10 minutes. But this research shows that it’s about activity and intensity, not duration.

“What we learned is that for preventing weight gain, the intensity of the activity matters more than duration,” says Jessie X. Fan, professor of family and consumer studies at the U. “This new understanding is important because fewer than 5 percent of American adults today achieve the recommended level of physical activity in a week according to the current physical activity guidelines. Knowing that even short bouts of ‘brisk’ activity can add up to a positive effect is an encouraging message for promoting better health.”

Always take the stairs!

Nano Workouts makes you smarter

BMJWhat we already knew is now proven through scientific research; Nano Workouts makes you smarter.

British Journal of Sports Medicine have done some data analysing of study evidence and the result suggests that short bursts of moderate intense exercise boosts higher brain function, such as memory, concentration, planning, and decision-making in three age groups.

In short; exercise makes you smarter.

24 studies with three age groups have been investigated to find the effect of short burst exercising. 19 of these were relevant and they involved 586 participants.

The data concluded that all age groups showed a small to moderate increase in higher brain function after a short burst of exercise.

This also suggests that exercise can be used as a treatment for conditions characterised by impaired higher brain functions, such as ADHD and autism.

They speculate that short bursts of exercise may boost the cerebral blood flow to the pre-frontal areas of the brain, responsible for higher functions.

Now do some push-ups and exercise your brain at the same time.

You can find the full study here