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Exercise Snack- The 20-second burst of activity for your health

Regular exercise gives you more energy, improves health, boosts creativity and add years to your life. But many people have a hard time fitting it into their daily routine. Enter the Exercise Snack, short bursts of exercise you can do anywhere, at anytime, to improve your health. In this podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Jonathan […]

Regular exercise gives you more energy, improves health, boosts creativity and add years to your life. But many people have a hard time fitting it into their daily routine. Enter the Exercise Snack, short bursts of exercise you can do anywhere, at anytime, to improve your health.

In this podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Jonathan Little (Twitter: @DrJonLittle) who is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia. For nearly 15 years, Dr. Little has been researching how short bursts of exercise can help improve fitness and health. In 2021 he received the University of British Columbia- Okanagan’s Health Researcher of the Year, and his work has helped people get active and stay healthy.

During the podcast, we discuss the health and fitness benefits of exercise snacking, just how short the snacks can be and how you can fit them into your daily routine.

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7 responses to “Exercise Snack- The 20-second burst of activity for your health”

  1. Thanks, that was the most encouraging exercise-related thing I’ve heard in a long while! I’m going to start incorporating these ‘snacks’ into my day immediately.

    1. Great to hear! Thanks very much for your comment. Enjoy your ‘snacking’!

  2. An interesting conversation. The implications are substantial. I am not sure if what I think I heard is what was actually said. I think I heard that 4 20 second “snacks” a day could replace 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week.

    I remind extremely impressed by your blog. So far you have demonstrated a wiliness to question folk lore. Great work.

    1. Thanks very much for the comment and reading the blog.

      I wouldn’t say the short sessions can replace the half hour of exercise, but in people who aren’t doing any exercise, it can improve fitness. And on those days where a person might have a tough time getting in their 30 minutes, the short sessions can be an alternative to missing out on exercise entirely.

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  4. emmastone12345 Avatar

    Thanks, that was the most encouraging exercise-related thing I’ve heard in a long while! I’m going to start incorporating these ‘snacks’ into my day immediately.

    1. Great to hear! And thanks for taking the time to comment. Enjoy your ‘snacks’!

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