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Few minutes of intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks

Studies show that interval workouts can improve aerobic fitness, blood sugar control, blood pressure

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

A few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat, according to a helpful new review of the effects of exercise on fat loss. The review finds that super-short intervals could even, in some cases, burn more fat than a long walk or jog, but the effort involved needs to be arduous. I have written many times about the health, fitness and brevity benefits of high-intensity interval training, which typically involves a few minutes — or even seconds — of strenuous exertion followed by a period of ...

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First Published: Sat, March 02 2019. 22:24 IST