Tag Archives: aerobic fitness

Get faster with 10-20-30 training

Want to knock 1 minute off your 5km PB? Or improve your VO2 max by 4 per cent? That’s what a group of experienced, non-elite runners achieved when they swapped their usual training for a new type of high-intensity interval … Continue reading

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Taking a HIT

You can read my article in yesterday’s Guardian here about high-intensity interval training (HIT) and the remarkable effects it has shown in not just healthy fit subjects but also overweight, sedentary and diabetic ones. Below is the advice I got … Continue reading

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That doggone dog is hampering my fitness!

One of my favourite exercise quotes comes from the exercise physiologist Per Astrand.  He said ‘take your dog for a walk every day. Even if you don’t have one.’ I did just that last week when my fox terrier, Sid, … Continue reading

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The latest ‘exercise pill’

Quercetin. Heard of it? It’s the latest plant-derived compound or ‘phytochemical’ to have been identified, extracted and sold in bottles and jars in health-food shops. Quercetin is a naturally-occurring flavonoid with reputed health-boosting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This month’s edition … Continue reading

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