Fitness

Fitness

Do 4 minutes of HIIT and Live Longer

At Cardio High we like to focus on exercising for brief moments at a high intensity level. We measure the intensity using heart rate monitors. It turns out that short bursts of intense exercise increase lifespan. This is a difficult thing to prove in a lab, however a group of[…]

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How Do I Get Off The Couch?

How do I get off the couch just to do it? To just move, even if it’s not vigorous? I am asked that multiple times each week by people looking to manage their health or mood with exercise.  Here goes: Choose an activity you are reasonably sure you’ll like: walking[…]

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Is 4 Seconds of HIIT Enough to Make You Healthy?

At Cardio High we are amused by studies to find the absolute smallest amount someone can exercise and find benefit. The New York Times made the 7-minute workout a popular routine a few years ago, with claims that 7 minutes of exercise a few times each week would make an[…]

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How Can You Choose Resolutions That Actually Work?

OK. It’s early January, and some people follow the tradition of making a January 1 resolution for the year. When it comes to fitness most people fail to keep their resolutions. Gym memberships spike, but by just the third week of January gym visits fall. By around August almost everyone[…]

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Belly Fat is Where the Danger Hangs

While you stare forlornly at your midsection in the mirror it’s important to remember that, according to a new extensive study, the size of your gut hang has implications for your health. This seems obvious, but read on for details. It turns out that genetics play a big role in[…]

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Are You Exercising To Watch More TV?

Do you watch TV when you workout? Are you focused on the intensity of your workout and your form, or are you more intent on catching up on a tv program? A new study points to evidence that a shocking 77% of people who are using bikes at the gym are[…]

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