A new study shows that even if weekend warriors pack their workouts into a couple of days, they can still prevent disease. As per the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults should get 150 minutes of physical activity per week and two days of muscle-strengthening activities. It can become overwhelming if you try to spread that out over a week. The study, published on July 5, 2022, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, says that physically active people have lower mortality rates than inactive people, whether they are active only on weekends or more frequently. The study’s lead author, Leandro Rezende, a professor of epidemiology in the department of preventive medicine at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, said there was no significant difference in all-cause or cause-specific mortality between regular exercisers and weekend warriors as long as they got the same amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. Weekend warriors understandably do not want to sacrifice much-needed sleep by waking up early or lose valuable family dinner time by going to the gym immediately after work.