Scientists believe that short bursts of intense exercise could be just as good as long, gruelling gym workouts.
Let’s begin by saying that there is nothing wrong in going to the gym. In fact, hitting the gym is often a good idea.
However, it is important to notee that outlining and understanding realistic goals is just as important as going to the gym. As vital is the fact that one should not feel forced to go to the gym, or to do any other form of exercise for that matter.
Scientists have, for a while now, been asserting that the best way to fit doesn’t necessarily involve sticking to a regimented gym routine. That may work for some people, but it may not work for everyone.
So, to counter the social pressure that compels so many people to hit the gym, work out at the iron bars and dampen the towels of their neighbouring leisure centres, it is worthwhile to consider non-traditional fitness training methods. these might actually suit you better and may yield better results too.
Independent news source, The Conversation, mentions what’s called high-intensity interval training also known as HIIT in this context. According to scientists, this sort of fitness regime may offer similar or even superior effects on health as compared to traditional endurance-based training, and may yield results with much shorter exercise times.
Further to HIIT, which has been talked about for a while, is the completion of a relatively new concept called “snack-sized exercise.: This basically refers to one-minute long bursts of activity that get your heart working up to 90% of its capacity.
Naturally, this sort of workout ritual is more achievable throughout an average person’s week day – it could involve running up and down the stairs, for example, or skipping. In a nutshell, one-minute long sessions of intense, hardcore workout.
These exercises, may not get you in perfect shape or prepare you to run a Marathon, but they are definitely worth thinking about. Scientists believe that this sort of an exercise ritual can help control blood sugar, boost the metabolism and keep your body in check – just as well as regular gym sessions do.
“In a study examining the benefits of exercise snacking, researchers compared blood sugar in participants who exercised for 30 continuous minutes and exercisers in the same group who broke their exercise routine up in to 3 small portions, performing their exercises shortly before breakfast, lunch and dinner” The Conversation explains.