This blog is republished from our good friend Danette May.
You already know that any movement you do gives your mood a big boost and makes a big difference in your weight loss efforts.
There’s no shortage of ways to move your body, but you may be wondering if your time is better spent walking or running?
Either one is good, but which one is better?
When it comes to only how many calories you burn per hour, running is the better workout. Your exact calorie burn depends on how much you weigh and how fast you run, but running expends more energy.
Want an idea of the difference in calorie burn between running and walking?
Though running clearly provides a greater impact on how many calories are burned, that doesn’t mean that doing it is easy.
Depending on your physical condition, running for 30 minutes (or longer) may be out of the question.
So, does that mean that you have to walk for more than an hour in order to get the same amount of impact?
It’s called High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT.
Studies have shown that by going back and forth between walking and running you can eliminate the need to run long distances and still get a big effect.
A HIIT workout has you doing a hard workout for a very short period of time, then resting while still doing something active. That means that you get your heart rate way up, and then you recover and catch your breath, then do it again.
When you ask your body to push itself you create a brief oxygen shortage. When your body recovers, you take in more oxygen to make up for the loss.
Studies have shown that a HIIT workout can burn more calories in a shorter period of time as a result of the EPOC effect.
There are a lot of other advantages to doing a HIIT workout.
Besides a better fat burn, it also boosts your metabolism for as long as 48 hours after your workout. It takes less time than a regular workout and you don’t need any expensive equipment.
(The Original source article found here)
Did you know that certain exercises can help you slow aging and help you to look younger, but other specific types of exercises can actually age you FASTER. Not good!
Make sure to AVOID the types of exercises that accelerate aging in your body. My colleague Steve Holman explains which exercises to avoid at this article:
This exercise accelerates AGING in your body (plus 5 tips to look 10 years younger)
Steve also shows you on that page which specific format of exercise helps reverse aging!