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Short, Intense Bouts Of Exercise Improves The Health Of Inactive Men

May 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Getting in shape and staying there doesn’t necessarily require long, strenuous bouts of exercise, Norwegian researchers have found. A single four-minute session of high-intensity exercise performed three times a week can make significant positive differences in the fitness of men who are generally inactive. The researchers compared maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in groups of previously inactive men who performed different types of exercise routines for varying periods of time. VO2max increased by 10 percent and blood pressure dropped in the group that had just one high-intensity session three times a week. 
Arnt Erik Tjønna et al., "Low- and High-Volume of Intensive Endurance Training Significantly Improves Maximal Oxygen Uptake after 10-Weeks of Training in Healthy Men", PLoS ONE, May 29, 2013, © Tjønna et al.
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