Monday, December 13, 2010
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Interval training isn't just for competitive athletes, according to the December issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.
In interval training, short bursts of intense activity alternate with intervals of lighter activity. Originally a training tool for competitive athletes, interval training was thought to be too strenuous for average folks. Recent studies show that a wide range of people, including those who are older, unfit or have heart problems, not only can handle interval training but also can use it to increase cardiac fitness.
Consider these benefits of interval training:
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