http://theconversation.com/high-intensi ... tia-127001
The main paragraph headings are:
- Train for a healthy brain
- Physical activity lowers risk
- Exercise acts like a fertilizer (this was really interesting!)
- It matters how much you sweat
Anyone can benefit - High intensity is relative to the individual.
The HIIT protocol included four sets of high-intensity exercise on a treadmill for four minutes, followed by a recovery period. The MICT protocol included one set of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for nearly 50 minutes. All exercises were tailored to the seniors’ current fitness levels.
Is further confimation that repeated short bouts of exercise is better than grinding it out for longer periods.
I used to run marathons, but so glad I learned how counterproductive that is.
I'd bet they get even better results in that study if they were 2 minutes instead of 4 minute sets.
I remember watching one of Dr. Michael Mosley's shows back in the day about how basic HIIT on a stationary bike done consistently helped increase his fitness level. I can't find the full documentary on youtube, but here's a short clip from it ("The Truth About Exercise"):
Here's a clip I found of the doctor doing some basic HIIT at home, simple but effective:
Michael Mosley included a short daily period of intense effort (exercise) as part of his 5:2 diet. The short and intense effort was effective in enhancing metabolism and a necessity with the diet to gain maximum results.
2000 kilojoules in the evening after fasting from the evening meal the night before.
“The weight drops off” very effective...