Ultimately, the findings suggest that the excruciating bursts of exercise aren't better than longer periods of moderate exercise, but you'll end up getting the same payoff in less time. Martin Gibala, a professor of kinesiology at McMaster University who led the new study, summarized it best in the Times report:
"If you are an elite athlete, then obviously incorporating both endurance and interval training into an overall program maximizes performance," he said. "But if you are someone, like me, who just wants to boost health and fitness and you don’t have 45 minutes or an hour to work out, our data show that you can get big benefits from even a single minute of intense exercise."
So, what's your excuse now?
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