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Climb Stairs for Better Health

Can climbing stairs really improve your health? Over the past decade, researchers have discovered that short-duration, high-intensity physical activity can produce outsized positive effects on cardiorespiratory fitness. Some people refer to this general approach as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or sprint interval training (SIT) or vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity (VILPA). One practical approach for…

Do Tiny Amounts of Vigorous Physical Activity Matter?

Brief, high-intensity everyday activities One of the commonly overlooked changes in the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans concerns the minimum amount of exercise that improves health. The old minimum of 10 minutes (unsupported by data) went by the wayside but was not replaced with another number. Recent Australian research suggests that the smallest amount…

Brief, Intense Training Builds Cardio Benefits

Too frazzled, too out of shape, too old to exercise? Incidental physical activity takes no extra time but builds fitness Do you feel that you’re too busy to Keep Moving? Do you feel that you’re too sedentary or old to Keep Moving? If so, you’ve got lots of company. In spite of overwhelming evidence that…