Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Can you get fit with 3 mins of exercise a week?
It would seem that people respond to exercise in very different ways. In one international study 1,000 people were asked to exercise four hours a week for 20 weeks. Their aerobic fitness was measured before and after starting this regime and the results were striking. Although 15% of people made huge strides (so-called "super-responders"), 20% showed no real improvement at all ("non-responders")....i.e. the exercise they were doing was not making them any aerobically fitter.
However even for "non-responders", the high intensity training regime seems to improve insulin sensitivity by an average of 24% and prevent the onset of diabetes.
For more information, see this article on the BBC News website or watch the BBC science programme on BBC 2 tonight...Horizon: The Truth About Exercise on BBC Two at 21:00 GMT on Tuesday 28 February 2012
Posted by John Desmond at Tuesday, February 28, 2012