If you hate exercise as much as I do, you might be interested in the results of a recent test at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
They did a test comparing different types of exercise, specifically between 45 minutes of medium or moderate exercise, three times a week vs a shorter regimen that basically boils down to a vigorous one minute of exercise, three times a week.
The results are startling.
They only tested about 25 young men, but the tests were conducted in a solid scientific manner so that the results would be acceptable to the scientific community.
According to the study, as reported at a New York Times Online blog called WELL, one minute of vigorous exercise provided the same results as 45 minutes of medium exercise.
I like that.
Who wants to spend all that time sweating to the oldies. Most people don’t really like exercise, to begin with. And anyway that can be shown to give you the same benefits as an hour of boring sweat in only one minute of exercise is great news.
I’m sure some folks are going to say “wait a minute.” That just can’t be true. They say it is!
So, perhaps one minute of exercise is exactly what we random seniors need. Think about it.
It’s like comparing a one minute of full out running to 45 minutes of jogging.
For crying out loud, who can’t give it a minute of effort? Imagine running up to the buffet at Golden Corral for the fresh Ribs or fried chicken and knowing that it’s helping you get in shape.
If you like wasting time exercising as much I do this could be a game changer.
I’m going to try it for a while. One Minute of exercise. I figure if it doesn’t make any real difference, at least I haven’t wasted the whole 45 minutes.
I’m going to drive to KFC, park far out in the lot, and then run as fast as I can to the door. Wait. I think I do that already! you know, I must be in great shape already.
If you can actually understand the scientific report check it out at PLOS