Duration and intensity are two important aspects of exercise. Both have their particular benefits and both are important to overall health and optimal results when exercising. Both need to be utilized while working out or exercising for overall benefit.
The article, “Can 4 Seconds of Exercise Make a Difference?” by Gretchen Reynolds reviews the importance of intensity in exercising and analyzes a case study of intervals of 4 seconds of intensity within a one minute period. She states,
“In what is probably the definitive word on how little exercise we can get away with, a new study finds that a mere four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to about a minute of total exertion, lead to rapid and meaningful improvements in strength, fitness and general physical performance among middle-aged and older adults.”
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