Selfcare cause

Intense Exercise

Intense exercise is scientifically defined as any activity that expends 7 metabolic equivalents (METS) per minute or more, according to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. It is reached for >85% of your heart rate max.

Protective Factor
1 effect
Measured in minutes

Related to Intense Exercise

Intense Exercise Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Intelligence Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Needs research

3 studies

Fertility Reproductive outcome
Fertility
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Needs research

2 studies

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Aging Musculoskeletal outcome
Aging
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Cancer
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Sexual Dysfunction Reproductive outcome
Sexual Dysfunction
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

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