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How to Turn Your Daily Walk into a High Intensity Exercise

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  • If the idea of high intensity interval exercises seems too daunting to attempt, consider walking. Repeated intervals of three minutes of fast walking followed by three minutes of slow strolling will help maximize the benefits of walking
  • Prolonged sitting significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function. Ideally, limit your sitting to three hours a day or less, and to make it a point to walk 7,000-10,000 steps per day
  • Taking a walk during your lunch hour can also have a significant impact on your mood and help reduce work-related stresses

By Dr. Mercola

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been shown to be one of the best forms of exercise in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency. In fact, the evidence shows that by focusing on endurance-type exercises, such as jogging on a treadmill, you actually forgo many of the most profound benefits of exercise.


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