A lot of people these days don't have the time to go to the gym or exercise. But this new study can come as good news for them. Turns out you don't need to exercise for longer if you exercise harder. It was found that a total of 2 minutes of vigorous exercise was equal to 30 minutes of continuous moderate intensity aerobic exercise. This research shows that short but intense exercises can have some really good effects on the body.
“This type of sprint exercise might be best used as 'icing on the cake' in addition to other regular forms of exercise, since the difficulty of the sprint exercise used in this study should not be underestimated,” said lead author Adam Trewin. “For many people, this might not be enjoyable and/or tolerable to perform regularly.”
“Your body needs to experience a certain amount of stress from doing exercise to achieve beneficial adaptations for health,” Trewin explained. “It appears that this can be achieved either by performing exercise for a sufficient duration or at a sufficient intensity.” There are previous studies which show that such intense short workout sessions also have cardiovascular benefits apart from leading to weight loss. Stay tuned for more updates.