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Page 1 Is 30 minutes enough?; New recommendations say a half hour of exercise, five times a week, will reduce your risk of chronic disease. But more is needed to trim the fat The Gazette (Montreal) August 14, 2007 Tuesday 41 of 998 DOCUMENTS The Gazette (Montreal) August 14, 2007 Tuesday Final Edition Is 30 minutes enough?; New recommendations say a half hour of exercise, five times a week, will reduce your risk of chronic disease. But more is needed to trim the fat BYLINE: JILL BARKER, FREELANCE SECTION: ARTS & LIFE; Fitness; Pg. D4 LENGTH: 1085 words New physical activity recommendations published by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association (see sidebar below) have updated their stance on just how much sweat is necessary to reap the benefits of exercise. Claiming to take into consideration new scientific findings accumulated in the last decade, the recommendations, at first glance, aren't that much different than those made in the 1997 version. But according to the ACSM and the AHA, this time the language is more explicit and the recommendations more comprehensive, leaving less room for misinterpretation and more room to tailor the exercise prescription to a variety of interests. The first significant change is added clarity surrounding how often to exercise. Instead of recommending 30-minute bouts of exercise "most, if not all, days of the week" as per the old guidelines, the experts now agree five days a week is enough and that for exercisers who work out at a more vigorous intensity, three 20-minute workouts a week will suffice. And for those who prefer to accumulate their exercise in small bouts, workouts must last at least 10 minutes to qualify toward your daily tally. When it comes to exercise intensity, the new guidelines do a better job at defining the difference between moderate and vigorous exercise. Moderate intensity should noticeably accelerate the heart rate as would a brisk walk, while vigorous activity should result in a substantial increase in heart rate, as well as a rapid breathing similar to what occurs
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