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If You Exercise Intensely, Your Fitness Routine Can Be Cut Extremely Short

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  • The more intense your exercise, the less time you have to spend on it. One single minute of strenuous activity within a 10-minute exercise session is as effective as working out for 45 minutes at a moderate pace
  • Part of the answer to why high-intensity interval training is so effective has to do with genetic optimization. This kind of activity appears to be “built into” our genotype
  • Intense but brief exertion produces immediate changes in your DNA, improves glucose tolerance, and triggers production of human growth hormone and mitochondrial biogenesis, which is crucial for longevity

By Dr. Mercola

Are you still struggling to fit exercise into your regimen? If so, there's good news: You can exercise less if you pick up the pace. The time required is inversely associated with the intensity. The higher intensity, the less time you have to spend on it.

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