The next time your family chides you for not helping out with household chores, think again and take their advice. It may just help you stay fit. You can get your house work done and get some exercise into your schedule at the same time.
An international research team has now found that bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, reports ANI.
Washing the car, climbing stairs or carrying groceries – each of these activities is an opportunity for short sharp bursts of ‘High Intensity Incidental Physical Activity’, HIIPA for short, say experts.
Many of these daily tasks that we do as regular chores can be classified as “high intensity” physical activity, says the study. And including them in your daily routine can give many health benefits for majority of adults.
ANI report quotes the study’s author as saying:
Regular incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing even for a few seconds has great promise for health. There is a lot of research telling us that any type of HIIT, irrespective of the duration and number of repetitions is one of the most effective ways to rapidly improve fitness and cardiovascular health and HIIPA works on the same idea.
The advantage of this is that it isn’t some elaborate fitness routine that you need to fit in your already busy schedule. Instead, these are activities we are already doing as part of our day and is achievable and realistic.
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