Study: Short amounts of physical activity can help weight loss
Updated: Monday, September 2 2013, 01:50 PM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Researchers say that even short amounts of quick physical activity can help people lose weight.
That's according to researchers at the University of Utah, who released a study showing the intensity of an activity matters more than the duration.
The current recommendation for Americans is at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week in at least 8 to 10 minute periods.
The new research shows if the activity is intense, there is no time requirement.