Our understanding is inflating by science at an alarmingly accelerating rate. Our questions are answered and with each explanation 10 more inquisitive ideas pop up. Same is true in our understanding of improvement of health or Exercise.
We used to think that running rapidly fast on a treadmill for 2 minutes could will result in weight loss. However we were proven wrong. However such as idea has been tested again and it shows some interesting & promising results. Although it is true that we won’t lose weight if we try to force our bodies into rapid routines of exercise but it turns out that it does have an effect on how our body in takes Oxygen and how effective is our Insulin in getting rid of extra sugar.
By doing just 20 seconds to 1 minute of rapid exercise twice a week, body’s insulin becomes more effective in dealing with sugar and depending on how well your body responds to this rapid exercise, your Oxygen in-take can increase too. Which is obviously very useful for athletes.
The big idea discussed in the programme was concept of how different people respond to different types of exercises, therefore, it is necessary to develop personal exercise plan rather than following the crowd. There are no single type of glasses that everybody can wear. Just as it is important to have the specs that work with the eye to deliver a sharp image at the back of your eye, it is also important for you to experiment and understand what kind of exercise will render most efficient and produce optimized results.
Another experiment done at horizon was how a simple 90 minutes walk 2-3 times a week can reduce the fats running in your blood stream by 30% even if your diet is unchanged.
Our bodies are designed to move about. They simply aren’t designed for the chair. Chair kills humans! Research has shown how even sitting down for just one hour starts to affect our bodies. Moving about, even if it’s doing just the normal daily routines, still keeps us away from the bad effects of the chair.
Another interesting article to read: Another 1,001 Reasons to Avoid Sitting
This post was inspired by a BBC 2 Horizon programme: The Truth About Exercise