How often do you work out?
Yeah, exercising only 1 day a week is not exactly going to cut it if you're hoping your fitness center habit is going to pay off in the long term.
Just how much does this take? Take a guess:
If you figured just two to three times every week you are not totally incorrect.
The investigators looked their arteries. (Stiff arteries = higher risk of heart disease, FYI.)
They discovered that doing casual exercise was good enough to keep your middle-sized arteries which provide blood to your head and neck--in good shape, but people who fell into the "dedicated" camp had good big central arteries--that send blood into your chest and abdomen.
To be honest: Tons of things influence your heart disease risk, including your diet and other lifestyle choices. Additionally, this study didn't look at what kind of exercises participants did, so it's hard to say if your 30-minute barre classes will help up to the 30-minute runs.
But: If you're building a gym addiction, four to four workouts a week is #goals.
Bottom line: If you want to do your heart health a sound, exercising is one method to assist. And working four to five times a week out is the thing to do. But if you can't afford it, a week, striving for two to three sweat sessions is a beginning.