8 Minutes Of Intense Exercise Just Before You Eat Could Protect Your Heart


Medical Daily – Justin Caba

“Who has time for one to two hours at the gym six days a week? Thankfully, more and more research has shown that exercising for just a couple of minutes can be just as beneficial. A recent study conducted at the University of Exeter has found that a few minutes of intense physical activity before eating a meal high in fat can help improve blood vessel function in young people. “Our study shows that the intensity of exercise plays an important part in protecting blood vessel function in young people after the ingestion of a high fat meal.” Dr. Alan Barker, from the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, said in a statement. “Furthermore, both the boys and girls found the high-intensity exercise to be more enjoyable than the moderate-intensity exercise…Considering that very few adolescents currently achieve the recommended minimum of one hour of at least moderate-intensity exercise per day, smaller amounts of exercise performed at a higher-intensity might offer an attractive alternative to improve blood vessel function in adolescents.”

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