There’s a good chance you’re one of the millions of people who made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape this year. There’s ALSO a good chance you’re already realizing your plan to hit the gym five days a week is DOOMED.
But here’s some good news. According to a new study out of Loughborough University in England, you only need to work out two days a week to get the basic health benefits of exercise and lower your risk of DROPPING DEAD. So, if you’re into doing the bare minimum, twice a week is what you need to do.
The researchers say you STILL need to do 75 minutes of hard exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week to lower your chances of dying from heart disease by 40% and your chances of dying from cancer by 18%.
So if you just hit the gym hard for around 35 minutes two days a week, that could be enough.
Now . . . when it comes to other goals, like getting a six pack or losing weight, those will take more time and effort. But if you just want to change from being totally sedentary to somewhat healthy, two days of exercise can cut it.