Although the effect that exercise brings to health is well known, such as lowering the incidence of Diabetes Mellitus, Arterial Hypertension, Heart Disease, various types of Cancer, among others; currently, sedentary lifestyle continues to be a health problem, and as a result, overweight and obesity.
- Walking fast would protect against diabetes
150 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise is essential for health
Exercising 150 minutes a week at low-moderate intensity, such as running, biking, or swimming is known to bring the benefits prescribed above.
However, the reality is that few people can spend 30 minutes a day of their time in a gym or at home, due to the long working hours that many people currently have.
That is why other alternatives have been studied to be able to stop being sedentary, help reduce obesity and overweight rates and reduce risks of diseases linked to sedentary lifestyle.
What are high intensity exercises?
High intensity exercises are conceptualized as those exercises that exceed 85% of your maximum frequency of effort, that is, they are intense exercises where the heart beats rapidly and exhaustion is reached quickly.
They are therefore exercises of short duration, for example one of daily life could be when transport leaves us in the morning and we have to run to reach it (this is a high intensity exercise and short duration).
How do high intensity exercises serve sedentary people?
An article was recently published which talks about exercises for sedentary people and explains how it affects the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats depending on the type of exercises performed.
It is highlighted in this study that high intensity exercises (in this case they were intense exercises for 5 minutes performed every hour for 9 hours) increase carbohydrate metabolism (which means that these types of foods are used more and faster) and in this way, by reducing sedentary lifestyle, body composition is therefore modified.
However, the importance is emphasized, especially in sedentary people, to consult a sports doctor before starting any high intensity exercise routine.
The objective of high intensity exercises is for those people who do not have time to completely leave sedentary lifestyle behind, such as office workers, who are recommended to do 20 minutes of intense exercise 3 days a week or exercise for 5 minutes every hour for 9 hours in a row daily.
It is always advisable to consult your doctor before starting any type of exercise or increasing your exercise routine.
Short periods of exercise is an alternative for people who want to improve their quality of life and do not have much time to exercise.
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