South Florida Reporter, — The point of the new fitness guidelines is to just move, and anything counts. “A minute here, a minute there — whatever you can do, whenever you can do it is fine,” says Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. “And it adds up in a positive way. Not wanting to discourage people from exercising, the new federal guidelines eliminate the expectation that physical activity occurs in 10-minute blocks. “There was new observational evidence that almost any level of exercise was useful, and that it could be in smaller bites than 10 minutes,” says Dr. Joyner.
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Context: Michael Joyner, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. Dr. Joyner's research team is interested in how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during activities such as exercise, hypoxia, standing up and blood loss.
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