Sunday, July 19, 2015

Interval Training

In our most recent book, Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-being, we include chapters discussing science and strategies for reaping the benefits of exercise for the Body-Brain System. Once a good foundation of fitness is in place, interval training is one route to increasing fitness and for burning more calories.

In my training for half marathons, I usually run longer distances at a steady heart rate of around 180 beats per minute minus my age, which means I am jogging at a rate of between 128 and 130 beats per minute. In addition, I do some days of interval training when I run harder for 30 seconds and then slower for around the same amount of time.

WebMD has a good article on this subject, with great information on how interval training can take your fitness to the next level.

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