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Could physical activity counter the effects of an unhealthy sleeping pattern?

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A study has shown that physical activity could counter the effects of limited sleep. Image: Unsplash/Christian Erfurt

Bo-Huei Huang
PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Emmanuel Stamatakis
Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health, University of Sydney
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Doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, can offset some of the health harms of poor sleep. Image: World Health Organization, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO


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