Exercising just got easier for busy people, study shows
If you're the type of person who invokes the not enough time clause when it comes to exercising, it's time to find a new excuse. Researchers who have been studying interval training have found that it not only takes less time than what is typically recommended, but the regimen does not have to be all out to be effective in helping reduce the risk of such diseases at Type 2 diabetes. The study appears in the March issue of The Journal of Physiology. What we've been able to show is that interval training does not have to be 'all out' in order to be effective and time-efficient, says Martin Gibala, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. While still a very demanding form of training, the exercise might be more achievable by the general public—not just elite athletes—and it certainly doesn't require the use of specialized laboratory equipment. Since Gibala's first study on interval training was published five years ago, a growing body of research has zeroed in on this particular style of exercise in which you train hard but for less time.