Sweating comes in many forms, especially when it comes to high-intensity training.
“Usually it may include weight training or speed training, which gets your heart rate up really fast, speeds up your recovery, and repeats,” says True Woman’s Fitness & Well. I’m Shelly Stoneham, a personal trainer.
But motivating yourself to work out isn’t always easy. The good news is that short bursts of intense exercise (even six minutes for him) can help make a difference.
The study compared 90 minutes of low-intensity cycling, 6 minutes of vigorous cycling, 20 hours of fasting, and a combination of exercise and fasting.
Shorter, more intense workouts have been found to be four to five times more effective. That’s because it increases what’s called “BDNF” levels in the blood.
“BDNF promotes brain neuron survival, maturation development, memory formation, and everything else. Basically, knowing who you are increases your lifespan,” says University of Auckland Brain Research. Center Sir Richard Fowle said.
It’s not yet clear why this happens, but researchers believe it’s related to the brain switching from using glucose as its primary fuel to using lactic acid, which is produced during high-intensity exercise. I think
“This ‘substrate switch’ enables the brain to utilize alternative fuels and initiates the production of key neurotrophic factors such as BDNF,” says study leader and former Otago researcher, Physical Education, Sports and Exercise. said Dr. Travis Gibbons of the School of Science.
“Another possibility relates to exercise increasing the concentration of circulating platelets by 20% because platelets store large amounts of BDNF.”
Also, while a lot of research has been done on BDNF using animals, there is limited research exploring ways to naturally increase protein in humans.
“We combine the findings from animal studies with evidence that exercise over a lifetime preserves brain function as we age,” said Kate Thomas, Ph.D., of the University of Otago School of Surgery.
Sir Richard said it would be easy to aim to improve its functionality.
“Having a healthy brain has to be the best thing in the world because your brain is who you are and what you are.”
And if it’s not worth six minutes of your time, what is it?