IF YOU CAN’T EXERCISE THIS MUCH, JUST HANG IT UP NOW….
Gotta love us lazy humans. Just how little exercise, how little we have to exert and how infrequent do we have to exercise and still get a benefit?
Not that I advocate hanging out of the bottom of the bell curve, but in this study participants did short bursts on an exercise bike.
30 seconds each.
Just how many?
How many days per week?
For those of you who excel at math, this is 9 minutes per week.
9 measly minutes. The improvements were actually quite dramatic. The research is continuing to disprove the “50 minute aerobic” model of exercise and moving towards a short-burst type of style.
I definitely think this is more of what our bodies were designed for. Seriously…name an animal our ancestors would have pursued for 45 minutes or an animal we would’ve evaded at a sprint for 45 minutes. Think you could go 45 mins running from a Sabre toothed tiger or a bear? Think you could track an antelope for 45 minutes?