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Intense But Short Exercise Is All You Need to Boost Calorie Burning

Interval Training

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  • Recent research demonstrates that high intensity interval training burns more calories in less time. Just 2.5 minutes, divided into five 30-second sprint intervals at maximum exertion, each followed by four minutes of light pedaling to recuperate, can burn as much as 220 calories
  • Anaerobic exercises also increase insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, and promote production of human growth hormone—all of which are critical components of optimal health. Previous research has shown that just three minutes of high intensity exercise per week for four weeks can result in a 24 percent improvement in insulin sensitivity
  • If you’re ready to take your fitness routine to the next level, you may want to consider skipping breakfast and work out on an empty stomach. This is a form of intermittent fasting that can greatly contribute to improved weight loss, as it shifts your body into fat burning mode
  • The combination of high intensity interval training, avoiding grain carbs and sugars, especially fructose, and exercising in a fasted state, can help you become increasingly fat adapted, which is the preferred metabolic state of the human body

By Dr. Mercola

If you have a difficult time fitting exercise into an already crammed schedule, you'll be excited to know you can reap truly remarkable results in a very limited amount of time. Can you carve out 20 minutes two to three times a week?


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