Monday, June 12, 2017

On Your Mark, Get Set

How many times have you awakened from an all-night sleep and was still tired? How many times have you struggled throughout the day, to just get through it, because you were so exhausted? Well, I just might have the answer to your problems – Exercise!

Exercise is the greatest energy booster, you could ever want and is among the “Big Eight”.  Gathering air into the lungs, causing the heart to beat faster and the blood to move more fluidly is the best thing a person can do for his/her cells.  Since the body is made up of millions of cells, when they engage in exercise, they thrive!

Of the various types of exercises there are on the planet, the very best type of exercise is “interval training exercise; this incorporates running, lifting weights or some other type of physical activity for a short period of time, then ceasing the activity for a recovery time, but doing this for a specified number of cycles.

According to Dr. Doug McGruff; you can “lower cholesterol, increase the metabolism, optimize cardiovascular health, improve flexibility, increase insulin sensitivity, shed fat, increase bone density and manage arthritis and chronic back pain. “  

He explains all of this in his book: Body by Science - where he incorporates a high intensity activity for 20 seconds, with a 60 second recovery time for six cycles, and promises that all of the above things can be accomplished in 12 minutes a week with consistency. Although, the better one for cardio vascular patients is 30 seconds IT, 90 second recovery for six cycles.

Beginners should “play around with the intervals” says Dr. Al Hugh, in his book: PACE.  However, he initially recommends a seven second IT, followed by 14 second recovery time for seven cycles.

If all of this sounds too good to be true, then prove it wrong by trying it for one week; you have nothing to lose but fat, high cholesterol, back pain, etc. Whatever you decide to do, may I suggest that you just “move it”. Any exercise, if it is no more than walking is better than none.


Until next time, on your mark, get set, get ready, now GO!