Diabetes Forecast

10 Minutes to Better Heart Health


Improve your heart health in mere minutes. In Ontario, Canada, 23 sedentary but healthy women, whose average age was 24, did one of two stair-climbing exercises three times a week for six weeks: three 20-second bursts of all out stair-climbing, with two minutes of rest in between, or three 60-second intense runs up and down one flight of stairs, each followed by a 60-second rest. The first boosted the women’s peak oxygen capacity by 12 percent; the second exercise by 8 percent. That’s a dramatic increase in heart fitness. The best part: It takes about 10 minutes to do either exercise, including warm-up and cooldown, and you’re done.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, February 2017



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