For Better Heart Health Exercise Harder, Not Longer [news]
he general advice for most people is: Get more exercise. But the question is what kind of exercise, how intensely and for how long? A new study suggests that for improvements in cardiovascular health, you should pick up the pace. More intense exercise (brisk walking) was better than longer bouts of lower-intensity activity (leisurely walking) at reducing people’s chances of developing risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, researchers found.