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The most effective form of exercise isn't "exercise" at all

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Is involves repeated short sessions, from 6 seconds to 4 minutes, with rests from 30 seconds to 4 minutes in between.

Any type of high-intensity interval training, irrespective of the number of repetitions, boosts fitness rapidly, and improves cardiovascular health and fitness.

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Incidental physical activities

Are physical activities undertaken as part of carrying out normal daily chores. 

Brief sessions of 20 seconds of stair-climbing (60 steps) repeated 3 times a day on 3 days per week over 6 weeks for example can lead to measurable improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness....

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  • Replace short car trips with fast walking, or cycling;
  • Walk up the stairs at a fast pace instead of using the elevator;
  • Vigorous walk at a pace of about 130-140 steps per minute;
  • Look for opportunities to walk uphill;
  • Take your dog ...

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