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Can You Really Get Fit in Six Minutes Per Week?

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  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT) can significantly improve your health and fitness in mere minutes per week, research shows
  • Health benefits from HIIT are largely due to HIIT boosting the number of mitochondria in your cells, responsible for production of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and improving their function
  • Aerobic fitness is determined by measuring the amount of oxygen your mitochondria can consume when you push yourself to the limit, a measurement called VO2 max; the lower your VO2 max, the higher your risk of chronic disease

By Dr. Mercola

You've probably heard that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can significantly cut the time needed in the gym, but just how little can you get away with? Could you actually get fit in as little as six minutes per week? The featured ABC Catalyst program investigates this claim.


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