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    Mayo Clinic Minute: The benefits of a weekend warrior workout

people exercising by walking, running on treadmillsPacking an intense workout into the weekend rather than spreading exercise throughout the week may not only be a time-saver, it also could be just as healthy as hitting the gym every day.

“They’re finding out that in research. No matter how you’re actually getting your activity in, as long as you’re being active and moving around, it’s benefiting your life and your heart," says Raegan Froelich, Mayo Clinic health and wellness coach.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Froelich explains how weekend warriors can get most of the same benefits of daily exercisers, and some ways anybody can squeeze a bit more exercise into his or her daily life. Ian Roth reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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