I couldn't do 7 minutes of full out sprint intensity all at once but I think I could do the 30 second sprint 4 times a day for the health benefits... I don't think it would help to drop pounds though... blood sugar efficiency is a lot different than burning calories.
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I liked the article as it made me think, "what could I get by on?" with regard to workouts...but you know, I dread interruptions to my daily cardio as once I stop it seems to take an awful lot of energy to get me going again...lol!
The other interesting thing about the article is that it highlights the potential benefits of high intensity during a workout.
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I agree with the article generally, but seven minutes sounds like to little time to me. A year ago, I had a gym membership and worked out vigorously at least 5-7 hours each week. I couldn't lose weight because I was hungry all the time. In the last year, I reduced my workout time and incorporated more weight training. I also reduced my caloric intake and lost several more pounds. I believe that exercise is really important and that aerobic and weight exercise is important, but I don't think that exercising every day is essential. I now do the Spark People video workouts and play Dance Dance Revolution at least once each week. Now, my exercise routine is fun!
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That is interesting! But I know that with myself, I feel better if I get out and move every day: more energy (therefore less tired during my afternoon "tired time"). I may not be in better shape, according to the article. Maybe that's for people who are already more fit, becasue I wouldn't be able to do a sprint!
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