Train In Intervals

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It's day 7 of the Move for a Cause challenge, powered by support from Humana.

If you are signed up for an event, take a moment to think about your current fitness routine. Do you walk leisurely on your lunch break? Jog before heading into work? Take a spin class in the evening?

Whatever your routine, commit to building on it with interval training. There are many different ways to approach intervals. Experiment with your “work to recovery” ratio. The “work” is the time you spend at a more intense pace, while the “recovery” is when you dial it back down to a comfortable pace.

For example, you can jog or walk briskly for 30 seconds, and then walk for a minute-and-a-half. If that’s too easy, try shortening your recovery time: Jog or walk quickly for 30 seconds and recover for one minute. Play around with what feels good for your body. Aim to do this walk/run routine a few times per week, on alternating days. You can use this approach for bike riding, jumping rope, and other activities.

Let us know how you are getting ready for your event in our discussion or on Facebook.

Find this helpful? Share it with a nurse you know by using the social media links on this page. Missed day 6? Catch up here. Join us on day 8.


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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Nov 20, 2018 9:14 AM America/Chicago

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I am a member of Ghost Town Fittness in the city I live.   The trainers have put out a 33 day challenge.  Do a 30 minute cardio every day.  Classes such as Zumba Toning and Zumba count towards the goal.    So far I have gotten in 3 days and tonight will be Zumba.  Enjoy and dance it away!
  • Posted Mon 26 Nov 2018 06:37 AM CST

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