I think short bersts of energy is good for us and can produce results. High Intensity Interval Training, I've done it in the past, but yesterday, I jogged on and off a step for one min, then walked around the room for 1 min. I did that routine for 15 min. I felt the burn, no one is going to tell me that doesn't do anything for me. I think if you get your heart rate up a little, your doing yourself a lot of good.
Not quite ready for the high intensisty stuff myself yet but hope to build up to it fairly soon, mid march. It's sort of fun to knowing you can still do things like that. Its tough getting old.
Well since the 1st post I got quite a bit of easy exercise time in and do not feel at all beat up or worse for wear & tear. Just thought to revisit thread, update my progress and offer some opinion. I feel my energy level to be higher now which is a pulse and I sure am not eating a lot.
My thoughts for someone maybe just starting out:
Low Intensity Steady State - Can include a lot of common enjoyable things.
Sounds pretty low end doesn't it, but most can tolerate it. This is important when starting out as to not get discouraged. Also not getting hurt is kind of cool too. Go easy no heavy breathing or sweating, you may loss interest.
Why do it, you gotta give the body time to adapt, many changes do take place, some require years. But when just starting out you get the most bang for the buck so to say. You maybe suprised how quickly you can do more.
Does doing a ton help much for weight loss, not really, maybe an extra 1.5# for an investment of 20hrs/week. You would have to have something else in mind to do that much, I wouldn't recommend it.
So what might
little does do, several times a day?
1)Give you time to rest between little events
be able to encourage your body to release some of its precious fuel YMMV
3)Build up to where you can
encourage release again YMMV
4)I think you will know when 3 happens
Of course always consult with your certified professonal....