High Intensity Interval Training
Consistent, long-term physical activity has been linked to reduced risk for several types of cancer, thanks to the way exercise reduces inflammation, improves immune system function, and lowers levels of certain hormones related to cancer development. But you don’t need to log years of effort to get the cancer-fighting benefits: A new study published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that even a single session of high-intensity interval exercise may significantly slow the growth of colon cancer cells. View full article.
Many people begin the new year with a vow to get back into shape, and the government says we need 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. One way to get in those minutes is through high intensity interval training (HIIT). For those who get tired just thinking about strenuous exercise without rest, HIIT could be the perfect fitness approach. HIIT involves short bursts of high intensity exertion, like a minute of running as fast as you can, followed by short recovery periods such as a slow jog. Watch the full story.