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High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Blood Sugar Within 24 Hours, After Just 1 Session

High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Blood Sugar Within 24 Hours, After Just 1 Session

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  • Both unfit volunteers and cardiac patients were able to significantly improve their health and fitness by engaging in a high-intensity interval cycling program without any other form of exercise. The cardiac patients showed "significant improvements" in both heart and blood vessel functioning, and no exercise-induced heart problems were observed, despite the intensity of the exercise.
  • High intensity interval training is a key strategy for improving your health, boosting weight loss, promoting human growth hormone (HGH) production, and improving strength and stamina.
  • Previous research has shown that, in young men and women, six weeks of thrice-weekly interval training can produce similar physiological changes in leg muscles as seen in those who perform hour-long sessions of steady cycling five days a week.
  • Interval training has a beneficial impact on insulin sensitivity. In a 2011 study, unfit but otherwise healthy middle-aged adults were able to improve their insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation after just six sessions over two weeks. In a more recent experiment, people with full-blown type 2 diabetes improved blood sugar regulation over 24 hours after just ONE interval training session.

By Dr. Mercola

Did you know that working out just 20 minutes using interval exercise may provide many of the same benefits of much longer workouts done in conventional "long-duration" style?


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