Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Being active only in the weekends may be sufficient to reduce mortality risk

Association of “Weekend Warrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality

Literature - O’Donovan G, Lee I-M, Hamer M et al. - JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8014

Main results


Different physical activity patterns are associated with reduced risks for all-cause-, CVD-, and cancer mortality. Both the weekend warrior pattern, as well as less than 150/75 min/wk moderate/vigorous-intensity physical activity may already be sufficient to reduce risks for these mortalities.


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