What if your family doctor told you that doing two
(2) minute bursts of intense physical exercise from Monday to Friday could reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 40%?
What if your cardiologist informed you, as someone who has cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension, that four (2)-minute bursts of vigorous exercise each day could cut your mortality risk by 27%?
In recent years, different studies have already shown that intense physical activity has greater benefits for cardiovascular health than less vigorous exercise
. Now, two investigations, both published in the October issue of the European Heart Journal, which include UK Biobank data from over 70,000 adults, have the potential to “mark a before and after” in the recommendations for physical exercise as preventive medicine, says Dr. Fernando de la Guía, the coordinator of the Spanish Society of Cardiology’s Sports Cardiology working group and director of Cardiology at Spain’s Glorieta Dénia Clinic.