There's lots of conflicting information out there about how long you should exercise for at a time—and how often—to best protect your heart. So what is the right answer?

Some experts say twenty minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT), three days a week is all you need to blast visceral fat and keep your heart in tip-top shape. Others insist that even shorter spurts of strength and cardio are equally as effective. There are also a range of runners who feel most healthy jogging nearly every day of the week. (Related: 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.)

But according to new research, it doesn't really matter what you're doing or how hard you're going as long as you're doing something—and a lot of it as time allows. A new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine revealed that the more you exercise, the healthier your heart is going to be—there's truly no cutoff. In fact, by capping your physical activity, you could be selling your heart short.

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