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No time to exercise- try interval training



 Some days it is a struggle to find time to fit exercise into our busy lives.  We know that the benefits of regular exercise are seemingly endless:

- lower the risk of early death

- lower the risk of heart disease

- lower the risk of colon and breast cancer

- prevent weight gain

- prevent falls 

- reduce depression

If you are motivated to exercise but are having a hard time fitting it into your days try interval training. Interval training means alternating between high and low intensity bouts of exercise.  A good example is turning your regular 30 minute walk into a 20 minute interval walk with 5 minutes warm up pace and 4 sets of 2 minutes fast and 1 minute slow followed by a 3 minute cool-down walk.  There is a great article in the magazine Nutrition Action December 2012 called "HIT It" which describes all of the scientific research behind the benefits of interval training even for higher risk populations.

If you would like to know more about interval training or want help incorporating into your exercise routine don't hesitate to email me at erin@vintagefitness.ca.

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