This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kathy - Interval Training

Hi Family,  Hope you have had a good weekend.  Great here!  Had potluck at our house on Sabbath, then took the beast for a nice, long tromp.  Sunday made a trip to La Grande to fill up the gas cans with cheaper gas. It used to be 20 cents a gallon cheaper, but was only 6 cents cheaper - so much for that brilliant idea!  We also stocked up on groceries and got a large box of dog bones free!  Figured the bones alone saved us about $50.00.  So all was not lost. 

Managed to not get blown off the hill while taking the beast for a tromp today and also did a KB workout!  Hurray!

Anyway - I have said it before and I will say it again - I LOVE interval training!  I found this information on interval training that supports how really great it is:

  "When it comes to exercise, 'no pain, no gain' is a myth.  With interval training you can actually increase the 'gain' and decrease the 'pain' of exercise significantly.
  Dr. Harold Mayer, while an exercise physiologist at Lifestyle Center of America, discovered that when individuals adopt an interval training exercise program, they lose more weight than do those who exercise using continuous training.  In fact, in his study, the interval training group lost twice as much weight in just 10 weeks as  did those doing continuous training.  Furthermore, those using interval training decreased body fat by 1.5 percent - compared to a negligible reduction in body fat among those opting for continuous training.  Interval training may actually help you lose more weight and leave you with energy to spare compared to continuous forms of exercise."

Taken from:  "Dr. Arnott's 24 Realistic Ways to Improve Your Health". 

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