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Low Vs High Intensity Workouts- Who Wins?

High-intensity exercise can cover:

-Swimming

-Jumping jacks

-Burpees

-Sprinting

-Push-ups and many more.

These exercises elevate your heart rate but should not get too high. To determine your maximum heart rate, using the number 220, you should subtract your age- the number is the maximum beats per minute.

A major benefit of high-intensity exercise is the increased number of calories that get burnt afterwards. This is called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC)- dependent on the activity and other personal factors, the high-intensity exercise may help to burn more fat and calories in comparison to low-intensity.

Another benefit is that you don’t need gym equipment to do a high-intensity workout- you can do it pretty much anywhere at any time!

 

Low-intensity exercise also has many benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, which is caused by PPTG in the blood. Low-intensity exercise is scientifically proven to reduce PPTG and is also good for reducing hyperglycaemia which is found in those who suffer from diabetes. If you walk for 45 minutes per day, brain tissue growth is increased.

In addition to this, regular walking helps to ward off metabolic conditions and problems.

 

To conclude, a good diet alongside is paramount for neuronal function and helps towards your overall health just as much as exercise does.

There is no definite winner of which benefits you the most- they are very individualistic to a person’s goals and personal preference. It would probably be best to combine the two and reap the benefits of each. Alternation would be recommended so that it allows your body to recover and daily exercise stops excess weight gain and will help to maintain weight loss.

 

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