October 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

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October 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

How exercise prevents heart disease, and other fitness news for a healthy life.
Working out benefits all muscles, including your heart: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reports that both high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—short bursts of all-out effort, like battling-rope slams (shown), alternated with periods of lighter work or rest—and weight training improve insulin sensitivity while also reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. If you’re already lifting, throw some HIIT into your workouts; you might just enjoy it!

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