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High Intensity Training

High Intensity Training – Good or Bad? High Intensity Interval Training is the "in" thing in some fitness circles these days. It involves running, swimming, pumping weight, using a rowing machine and so on as fast and hard as you can for several minutes. We are told it gives extra health benefits with more strength and hormone growth and only takes a few minutes a few times a week.   My advice is don't do it. DO NOT DO IT.…

Activity v Exercise, Part 1

What's the Difference Between Activity and Exercise? Activity is what we do throughout the day. In the past, most people had a very active day involving much more physical work. Certainly since around 1980, there has been a big shift from manufacturing in many western countries towards service and finance industries. With the aid of modern technology, this has brought a rise in office jobs and a lot more sitting down. Less activity for many. Much labour intensive factory work…