I’m behind in reading my magazines. I just read Pilates Style January/Febuary 2010, but it listed what they thought were some of the best, new (now semi-new) health research for the year. And I figured I’d share:
1) Interval Training is more effective than long periods of aerobic exercise.
I for one am not going to stop running long distances. It’s too good for my mind, but this is why our new Interval Cardio class is so important. Intervals are all the range right now for increase calorie burn and heart health.
2) Low Fat Diets Aren’t Good
Research is showing that low fat diets are less healthy than moderate fat diets. Experts even claimed that opting for carbs over saturated fats might increase your risk of heart disease.
3) Cholesterol May Not Matter
I actually read about this research study while on the vegan diet and became very discouraged, but it turns out half the people with elevated cholesterol have normal hearts and half the people with heart disease have normal cholesterol. Our good cholesterol and bad cholesterol may not matter as much as the type of bad cholesterol we have. Turns […]