A study published in a scientific journal JAMA Oncology showed that only a few minutes of “Continuous vigorous physical exercise” (VILPA in its acronym in English) is associated with a reduction in the risk of suffering from cancer between 17% and 18%. This is a large investigation conducted on 22,000 non-athletic adults from the United Kingdom Biobank.
The VILPA method is considered a successful method of introduction more exercise among less physically active people. Include occasional activities such as climbing stairs or brisk walking, which only take a few minutes. This is a promising dynamic because it is cheap and does not come at the financial or time cost of a gym or personal trainer. We must remember that most people over 40 years of age do not practice intense exercise or sports.
A 2022 study published in NATURE concluded that about four minutes of VILPA led to a 26 to 30% reduction in all-cause mortality. And these latest findings show that this approach “could be a good strategy for response to cancer prevention among people who do not or are not motivated to exercise in their free time,” the authors write.
A way to fit some activity similar to VILPA conducts exercise parentheses, taking advantage of opportunities such as commuting to work, daily shopping or lunch. This is what GQ wellness columnist Joe Holder recommends in 2019. You can sneak this type of exercise into your day more easily than going to the gym for an hour session, for example. It only takes a few minutes and can have many benefits in the future.
If you want to feel more routine in your daily activities, you can include bringing all the shopping bags home in one trip to your VILPA procedure.