A Badass 2-Minute Workout For Absolute Fitness
The two-minute workout works wonders: Short
The two-minute workout works wonders: Short, sharp bursts of exercise are just as good as a 90 minute run
Short periods of high-intensity exercise found to be better at warding off heart disease
Longer periods of less strenuous activity proved less effective at cutting fat that lingers in blood after eating
By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent
PUBLISHED: 00:09 BST, 6 September 2012 | UPDATED: 01:38 BST, 6 September 2012
View commentsHigh-intensity: Men were asked to do short sharp bursts of pedalling on exercise bikes as part of the study
High-intensity: Men were asked to do short sharp bursts of pedalling on exercise bikes as part of the study
It sounds like a couch potato’s dream: two-and-a-half minutes of exercise could be just as good as a 90-minute run.
Research suggests that short, sharp bursts of exercise are better at warding off heart disease than much longer – but less strenuous – sessions. What more do you need? You know dancers are like the fittest people on the planet. So, we got a professional dancer to share her 2-minute workout.
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