30 Minutes of Exercise is Actually Better for Weight Loss Than 60 – Here’s why

Why 30 Minutes of Exercise is Better than 60

Why 30 Minutes of Exercise is Better than 60

Sounds too good to be true right? How can 30 minutes of exercise actually help you lose more weight than 60? Well the whole less is more approach just might be true in this case.

WebMD highlights a new study that followed 60 moderately overweight men who wanted to lose weight. The men were randomly put into either a moderate or high aerobic exercise group.

The high-exercise group was instructed to exercise hard enough to produce a sweat, like from running or cycling, for 60 minutes a day. The moderate group only had to sweat for 30 minutes a day.

The Results After 13 Weeks


  • 30 Minutes minutes of exercise a day produced similar or even better results than 60 a day.
  • The men who exercised 30 minutes a day lost an average of 2 pounds more
  • Those who exercised 30 minutes a day actually burned more calories than they should have according to their program
  • Those who exercised 60 minutes a day actually lost less body weight relative to the energy they burned
  • The extra 30 minutes of exercise did not provide any extra weight loss in body weight or fat

Researchers concluded that the shorter 30 minute workout actually left people will extra energy which gave them the ability to be more physically active throughout the day.
Have you found this to be true with your own workouts?
Do you have better results with shorter or longer workouts?

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