In a study, 27 men who were sedentary were divided into three groups. One group performed the traditional moderate exercises, one group doing the intense bursts, and the third group doing nothing. Each group was monitored for cardiorespiratory and blood sugar health.
The group doing the bursts of energy first warmed up on a cycle for two minutes. Then there was a 20-second hard sprint, followed by two-minutes of easy cycling. This was repeated for three cycles of hard cycling, and then it was followed by a three minute cooling period.
When the study was completed at the end of 12 weeks, the group doing the more traditional program of 45 minutes of cycling, were about the same as the sprint group.
Studies like this will rob people of their excuses, and now most everyone should be able to squeeze in a couple of minutes in their day for healthy exercise.
The results were published in the journal called PLOS ONE.
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