Short Bursts Of Activity Count For Exercise

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If you think you don't have time to exercise, your excuse may no longer hold up.

New research suggests that short bouts of activity, as brief as a few minutes each, may still have health benefits as long as they add up to at least 30 minutes a day total.

Newer technologies, like the accelerometers found in most fitness tracers, allow researchers to more accurately measure people's daily activities.

Those showed that even short bursts of activity, such as vacuuming or walking up the stairs, can be good for you.

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