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Short-burst exercise 'has positive impact' for over-60s

Older Britons could benefit from taking part in short-burst exercises of just one minute, a new study has revealed.

Reported by the Daily Mail, researchers from Abertay University in Dundee were shown to have completed a new trial whereby individuals aged 60 and over were tasked with carrying out two one-minute bursts of exercise every week for six weeks, with the results throwing up a number of surprises.

Lead researcher John Babraj revealed that after the study was completed, participants were shown to have benefited from a nine per cent drop in blood pressure and many found that taking part in their daily activities was much easier.

Dr Babraj commented: "High-intensity training is an achievable alternative that could make a real difference to people’s health and quality of life."

He added that as long as people put in their maximum effort for this short period, the resulting improvement in fitness they achieve can be impressive.

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