Why Gyms Want You To Skip Your Workout
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It's a familiar story: for your New Year's resolution, you pledge that this is the year you'll lose weight. The next day, you show up to your local gym, hand the staff your credit card, and boom—you're a member. Fast forward to April, and you realize that despite that membership fee leaving your bank account each month, you haven't gone to the gym in forever. Sure, that's bad news for you, but it's great news for the gym. Their business model relies on the fact that some members never show up.Related: A Workout A Day Keeps Depression At Bay?
HIIT Is The Science-Backed Workout That Can Slash Your Exercise Time
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We know, you've got a busy schedule. It's probably so busy that you rarely have time to sleep, much less fit in an hour at the gym. But what if you could exercise for a fraction of that time and get the same benefits? Good news: studies show that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, can get you the benefits of a 45-minute workout in as little as 10 minutes.
Bad News: Exercise Won't Save You From Sitting Too Much
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You've heard the scary warnings about how hazardous sitting is to your health. If you work a sedentary desk job but exercise regularly, you may have thought that those warnings didn't apply to you. Well, here's your wake-up call: prolonged sitting may actually cancel out the effects of exercise, making it just as hazardous to an athlete's health as it is to that of a couch potato.
The Afterburn Effect Torches Calories After A Workout, And There Are Ways To Make It Happen
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The afterburn effect describes the way your body continues to burn calories after—sometimes long after—you're done working out.
A Workout A Day Keeps Depression At Bay?
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Everyone knows that they need to exercise to be healthy. But what you may not realize is that those health effects extend to your brain. A number of studies have shown that exercise can not only treat depression, but perhaps stop it from happening at all.