Research says that high-intensity exercise is better than aerobics for most patients with heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis and more. When you push your body close to its exercise limits with limited periods of rest, it is more effective than moderate exercise. It improves cardiovascular, metabolic, and mechanical functions. Also a great way to burn fat.
We generally assume that vigorous exercise is unsafe, or we probably lack the stamina for it. However, studies show otherwise. Research and studies say that high-intensity exercise is better than your regular aerobics for most patients with conditions like heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis and more.
High intensity Interval training:
High intensity interval training is a very efficient form of exercise practiced by athletes in order to burn body fat. Now, it is being studied as a treatment for those with chronic health problems. When you push your body close to its exercise limits with limited periods of rest, it is more effective than moderate exercise, improving cardiovascular, metabolic and mechanical functions.
This form of training includes about 60 seconds of exercise testing the person’s peak ability followed by a comparable recovery of easy activity, repeated for about 30 minutes. Researchers have also said that this form of exercise is more enjoyable compared to the others.
However, HIIT is only recommended for low-risk individuals, , moderate-risk individuals who have been cleared for vigorous intensities by a medical professional, and high-risk individuals who are under direct medical supervision during exercise training.
Some remarkable benefits of high intensity workout is the body’s increased ability to use oxygen and insulin in just about 2 weeks of training. Peak oxygen uptake is known to be the best example of peak cardiovascular fitness. The arteries also become more elastic as compared to in moderate exercise. It also helps in lowering the glucose level of those suffering from diabetes. It also makes the blood vessels expand better.
The myth about high intensity interval training only for athletes has been proven wrong. In fact, it also is known to reduce risk of a heart attack.
Polish researchers demonstrated that HIIT could alleviate the rigidity and excessive muscle tone that makes it difficult for Parkinson’s disease patients to move their arms and legs.
Edited by Pragya Sharoff