Can three minutes of exercise a week help make you fit?

A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise, according to new research. Enter High Intensity Training (HIT). Three minutes of HIT a week for four weeks improved;

  • Insulin sensitivity and
  • Aerobic fitness

That isnt the full story though, see the full article at BBC Health.

Just 16% Of Women Get Some Exercise Every Day

Just 16% Of Women Get Some Exercise Every Day. A look at how Americans use their time working and doing other activities, from Business Insider.

A typical day

A typical day

A good or bad stretch, you decide

Following on from yesterdays post on Stretching for runners, I found this useful article Good Stretch? Bad Stretch? How to decide for yourself. Seems to be pretty good common sense advice, I thought this paragraph pretty much summed it all up;

Just as there are no good or bad exercises, there are no good or bad stretches; only what is appropriate for the specific requirements of the individual.

Stretching for runners

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I’ve realised that I need to stretch more, after a run my calf muscles seem a little tight. So after every run I now do the upper calf stretch and hold it for around 30 seconds on each leg.

I needed more, so a quick search on Google found theĀ Runner’s World guide to stretching for runners. Hopefully incorporating these in every workout should do the trick. I’ll keep you posted!