• Steeple Woods

60 minute life saver

A recent study by Japanese researchers, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has shown a clear link between regular muscle-strengthening activity and reduced risk of death from a variety of diseases.


Their analysis of decades of previous research shows that 60 minutes of muscle-strengthening exercise per week is just the right amount to lower risks from diseases such as cancers, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Graphs of exercise duration versus risk reduction
Graphs of exercise duration versus risk reduction

The data shows that after more than 60 minutes the benefits start to reverse - hence the 'J' shaped curve in the graphs above.


As it happens, allowing time for a work instruction briefing, a good chat, perhaps some terrible jokes and coffee and cake, 60 minutes hard work is what Volunteers get from our Wednesday work sessions.


If you fancy making one change to your lifestyle that has a big impact on your health why not join us? You can find out more here.