Lack of time is among the top excuses for not exercising. Well, that excuse may not hold up now that research is showing that short bursts of exercise can indeed be beneficial. Some findings suggest that as little as 30 minutes a week can provide health benefits. Getting started the
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, might sound like something just for über athletes, but it isn’t. It’s a great method for just about anyone who wants to quickly take their fitness to a new level. And according to researchers from the Tabata protocol workout, which was first described by the
Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,
The HIIT movement (high-intensity interval training) has been gaining popularity among elite athletes and serious, younger, well-conditioned exercisers for several years. Now a scaled-back version may be ready for wider use among older, less fit, and overweight individuals, as well as those with certain health issues.
The science behind HIIT is
It is well documented that exercise can improve your health no matter what your age, but after you reach 60, cardiovascular fitness becomes even more important. “It may be your best medicine against many age-related conditions, such as memory loss, weight gain, loss in bone density, and sarcopenia (age-related muscle
There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises
If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), you are highly vulnerable to death from heart attack or stroke. Lowering this risk can be challenging if you have any additional risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity. These will keep your risk elevated, even
The gym treadmill is one of the best fitness tools for seniors. Its handrails, smooth surface, inside environment, and versatility make it a safe and easy way for older adults to get their minimum 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
“Treadmills can target the key muscle groups that seniors need
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has become increasingly popular because it is an efficient and effective way to achieve results. The words “high-intensity” might make some seniors leery of the idea. But HIIT is an appropriate method for just about everyone because high-intensity is a relative term. You determine how