“Based on everything we know, there’s no substitute for these exercise programs when it comes to delaying the aging process.”
Dr. K Sreekumaran Nair, Mayo Clinic
Research continues to show that High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT, has many advantages over traditional workouts, especially when it comes to increasing energy levels and slowing down the aging process.
HIIT is defined as an exercise technique that alternates short, intense bursts of activity with longer, less intense activity. This combination of high and low intensity has been shown to burn more calories, improve insulin response in type 2 Diabetes, and provides less strain to joints.
More recently, HIIT has been shown to have additional benefits at the cellular level. Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that HIIT improves the body’s cellular energy production abilities via the mitochondria, the “energy centers” of cells. Energy-producing benefits were more pronounced in the older participants in the study—researchers found younger participants (ages 18-30) had an increase of 49% in mitochondria capacity, while older participants (ages 69-80) had an increase of 69%.
“Based on everything we know, there’s no substitute for these exercise programs when it comes to delaying the aging process,” says Dr. Sreekumaran Nair, senior author of the study and a diabetes researcher at the Mayo Clinic. “These things we are seeing cannot be done by any medicine.”
Dr. Nair’s research team also reported improvements in lung, heart, and circulatory health. The amount of oxygen inhalation improved by 28% in the younger HIIT group, and by 17% in the older HIIT group. [full story at http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(17)30099-2]
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