Do you work at a start-up or an intense high tech environment that leaves you little time to get in a work out? Over the past few years there has been a lot of information about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) as a way to get through a workout quickly but with the benefits of a longer workout. Some new evidence out of Norway makes this claim appear more plausible.

Just this week, Dr. Trine Moholdt who heads up a group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented at a conference giving positive evidence for this model.  For those of you with little time this 30 minute workout has the added benefit of protecting you from developing cardiovascular disease and developing Type II Diabetes.

What makes this training so different than your usual workout?

High intensity interval training is a lot shorter than most workouts. According to Dr. Moholdt the best HIIT model is one that consists of four minutes of high-intensity exercise broken up with three minutes of moderate exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week combined with other physical activity.

This model may not be for everyone and so asking your physician for guidance is always recommended.

There have also been studies that show using this type of exercise for patients who already have Type II diabetes can be very beneficial in glucose control.

Previous studies say that HIIT is not a magic bullet. For example, it may not have much effect on weight loss. But it does appear that for those most interested in maintaining their health and have little time on their hands it does seem to be an effective way to go.

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