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At the gym, you mostly see two different kinds of exercisers. Tortoises and Hares. The tortoises are jogging continuously at a moderate rate and stay on the treadmill for what seems like an eternity. The Hares are running as fast as they possibly can to get it over with but obviously can't keep that pace for very long. Each approach offers similar health benefits: lower risk of heart disease, protection against Type 2 diabetes, and weight loss.
But what is the best way? Combine the two!Interval training definately isn't a new concept, athletes have veen training this way for decades, but it has picked up in popularity for the rest of us in the past couple of years. It has numerous benefits and best of all, you see the results much quicker! I'm all about that!
A close friend of mine told me how she does her intervals...for a 25 minute treadmill workout: 4 minutes of warm up at a quick walk, then 30 seconds of all out sprint (ultimately try to get between a 9 & 10 speed), then back to a quick walk for 90 seconds. Alternate that 8 times and cool down. It is a really tough workout, but it feels SO great!
If you don't have access to a treadmill, no biggie! Grab a jump rope, jump in the pool, get on your bike...skies the limit.
I know I already talked about Walk Slim in another post, but I'm so excited about it! My brother in law made a fancy schmancy mp3 version of the DVD for me so I can take it with me on my walks with Summer in the mornings. I'm so excited!