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Is There a Downside to HIIT?

We have written often about the great things you can get from doing high-intensity exercise; makes you feel great, helps reduce risk of disease, burns calories efficiently, can be fun. But there are a couple negative aspects of high intensity fitness we should note. 1. Injury risk. There is a[…]

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What Are the Health Benefits of Intense Exercise?

There are oodles of articles that list out the benefits of high intensity exercise from various studies. We are going to give a quick summary. Imagine the infomercial we will run. The announcer will list: Burns calories efficiently. Short bursts of exercise raise the heart rate quickly, so an intense[…]

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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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Why 9,815 is the Magic Number When it Comes to Exercise

We all know that a lot of good things come from exercise that we can’t see. But even then, it was surprising to see a new study showing that our molecules — 9,815 of them in this instance — changed during exercise. Stanford researchers and others took 36 men and[…]

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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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How Did Vance Lose 200 Pounds?

Dr S., This is a video about a dude named Vance who lost 200 pounds, and his methods seem pretty simple: accept help from friends, be accountable, change diet. I know you dislike diet culture, so I am curious how you view his story. -MG Dr. S: I like some[…]

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