Working On Weekends Only Boosts Health Just As Much As Daily Exercise

A new study finds this kind of lifestyle boosts health just as much as working out every day.

An international team found people who get all of their exercise in one or two sessions on the weekend lower their risk of premature death by as much as their peers who spread exercise throughout the week. Both groups are less likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases than couch potatoes.

“The findings of this large prospective cohort study suggest that individuals who engage in active patterns of physical activity, whether weekend warrior or regularly active, experience lower all-cause and cause-specific mortality rates than inactive individuals,” researchers write in JAMA Internal Medicine.