Exercise is essential for many health benefits, but it’s also a major contributor to our overall waistline and a major driver of our mortality risk.
Now, scientists at Duke University and Duke University Medical Center have identified a number of ways to get your fitness on — and you can take advantage of them to burn more fat and lose more muscle.
The researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which has tracked Americans for nearly 80 years.
The survey, which was first conducted in 1966, asks people about their exercise habits, their physical activity levels, and the number of calories they consume daily.
Researchers looked at the answers to a series of questions about exercise, including how often people exercise and their current and previous physical activities.
The researchers also looked at information about exercise intensity, distance, and time spent in physical activity.
The results show that people who regularly exercise, as well as those who do not, had lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers than those who rarely or never exercise.
Those who exercise more than once a week had higher rates of mortality than those with moderate exercise.
“The takeaway message from this research is that people should exercise frequently,” said Dr. Mark M. Kucharski, a professor of medicine at Duke and a co-author of the study.
“If you do it regularly, you’ll likely be able to lose weight and lose fat.”
A little more than 10 years ago, the researchers discovered a group of people who were exercising three or more times a week but who did not exercise enough to have their exercise levels measured.
These individuals had a higher mortality rate than people who exercised once a day.
The authors suggest that exercise is important for all of us, not just people who exercise regularly.
They found that moderate exercise (like walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming) is particularly beneficial for people who are obese.
And they suggest that if you are already exercising, you might be able get a little more out of your workout routine if you combine a few different forms of exercise.
The key is to stick to the exercise routine and be consistent with it.
The next step, according to Dr. Kuykendall, is to get more people to take part in regular exercise, which could help reduce the risk of dying early.
“People don’t necessarily have to exercise regularly,” she said.
“We can do it more often, but we also need to encourage people to get out more and to get exercise at least five times a day.”