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Every Minute Counts!

Why are posters recommending me to take the stairs instead of the elevator? Why is my trainer asking me to park farther away from the store? I thought those exercise recommendations told me to do 30+ minutes of exercise? These are all fair questions to be asking considering the complexity of the body and the vast array of information there is about health.

The short answer to all these questions is the recommendation of creating a healthy lifestyle which supports activity done at the Studio. Researchers at Duke University found that people who got 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity sporadically each day were able to cut their risk of death by 57%!

A Harvard article quoted Dr. Jessie X. Fan for claiming, “We are talking about a brisk walk at three miles per hour or anything of higher intensity like going up and down a flight of stairs or jumping rope”. She then further clarifies that it does not change the current recommendations but instead changes the way we think about health.

Therefore, each minute of physical activity counts towards health risk reduction and lead to a healthier you. You may find yourself stuck at work or feel like you have been sitting at your desk for too long? Multiple studies have shown that getting up, walking the halls, and raising your heart rate, will promote good healthy habits and a refreshed mind.

Sometimes, it may be hard to find opportunities to be active, especially when you’re in a time crunch, and that’s when every minute counts! Yet, you may also find yourself getting bored with walking the halls or taking the stairs. To help you, our programs at Urban Fitness Studio not only have a specialist lead you through an individualized workout, they help you stay active when you are not with them. Specialists will help you by exploring the opportunities you have in your daily life to stay active. They are motivated to do so in order to help you to be happy and healthy in your body.


  1. DeNoon, Daniel. “Combine Brief Bouts of Moderate Exercise for Health.” Harvard Health Blog, Harvard
    Medical School, 11 Sept. 2013, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/combine-brief-bouts-of-
  2. “Short Bursts of Exercise Add Up to a Healthier Life, Study Finds.” AAU, Association of American Universities (AAU), 22 Mar. 2018, www.aau.edu/research-scholarship/featured-research-topics/short-bursts-exercise-add-healthier-life-study-finds.