Is Faster better than moderate longer workouts that have less impact on the joints?
According to a recent article from Men's Health new research in the BMJ Open,
Working out harder instead of longer could be the secret to warding off metabolic syndrome (MS), a combination of risk factors — which include obesity and high blood pressure — that increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Over ten years of looking at the fitness habits of people, –researchers found that those who reported jogging or brisk walking 2 to 4 hours a week cut their risk of developing MS by 35 to 50 percent.
Wow!!! This really puts throws a wrench in my routine. I find that I feel much better when I workout with less impact on the joints, but consistently. Yoga, Pilates and my fitness ball have both made such an impact on my mind and body. It is kind of disappointing to read about these new findings.