New research suggests that a single minute of hard exercise can have as much positive health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate exercise.
During a 12-week trial, 27 men practiced one of two exercise programs. One program included three 20-second all-out cycle sprints, along with two minutes of slow down in between. The other program had the men do 45 minutes of continuous cycling.
Peak oxygen intake increased in both groups.
Insulin sensitivity improved and muscle content increased by the same amount.
Researchers said the short burst theory of exercise is as effective as a larger plan.
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