Why is intensity important when exercising?

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The success of your workout may not be about calories burned, but intensity and duration. A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that those who did 75 minutes of vigorous exercise weekly had a 66% fewer chance of developing metabolic syndrome than those who did 150 minutes of moderate exercise. (This was regardless of calories burned.) Metabolic syndrome is a nasty condition that leads to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

Intensity levels are individual, so take heart rate, age and other factors in mind. The bottom line is to pick up the pace for a better training result.

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Types Of Exercise

Types Of Exercise

Exercise provides many health benefits - from fitness to increased physical and mental energy. In order to prepare yourself for a exercise routine, you need to research which exercise is right for you and how to fit a new exercise ...

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