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The Truth about Getting Fit

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The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Snorvey » January 30th, 2018, 1:33 pm

By the middle of January many people struggle to keep up their resolutions to be more active. The result is that the UK wastes nearly £600 million a year on unused gym memberships.

But new science has the answers.


it goes on to say....

They reveal why 10,000 steps is just a marketing ploy and that two minutes of exercise is all a person needs each week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qjl7d

At first, I thought it was a repeat from a few years ago...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cywtq

(full episode on Youtube I guess)....but no, it's something new.

Anyway, it might be interesting.

Wednesday, BBC1 @ 8.00pm

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 30th, 2018, 4:20 pm

two minutes of exercise is all a person needs each week
Hmm , sounds a bit dubious, but it's Dr Mosley who is normally very good so must be something in it.

Not having a TV licence I'll look forward to the review... :)

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Snorvey » January 30th, 2018, 4:36 pm

It'll be on iplayer AC. If its the same as the last programme, it was 3 x 20 second absolute thrashes on an exercise bike and that was enough to stablise his blood sugar and increase his VO2 max (something to do with oxygen capacity)

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 30th, 2018, 4:45 pm

One needs a licence for iPlayer now :( - someone will stick it on You Tube probably

I run up my stairs more than three times a week (second floor so > 20 seconds)
Don't seem to be a top athlete yet, in fact I've been getting a tight chest and dizziness since end of last year. Must get myself down the quack before I expire...

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby kempiejon » January 30th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Snorvey wrote:It'll be on iplayer AC. If its the same as the last programme, it was 3 x 20 second absolute thrashes on an exercise bike and that was enough to stablise his blood sugar and increase his VO2 max (something to do with oxygen capacity)


Am I mis-remembering didn't one have to have the right genes too?

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Snorvey » January 30th, 2018, 6:16 pm

kempiejon wrote:
Snorvey wrote:It'll be on iplayer AC. If its the same as the last programme, it was 3 x 20 second absolute thrashes on an exercise bike and that was enough to stablise his blood sugar and increase his VO2 max (something to do with oxygen capacity)


Am I mis-remembering didn't one have to have the right genes too?


I think so. Wasn't that for longer type exercise sessions where it was discovered would be of no benefit to Dr Mosely as he was a 'non responder'?

I'll have to watch it again.

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 30th, 2018, 11:00 pm

I'm definitely a 'non-responder'. Particularly first thing in the morning

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby bungeejumper » January 31st, 2018, 4:13 pm

If I'm reading the BBC link correctly, it isn't 3 x 20 seconds a day, it's 3 x 10 minutes of brisk walking. Or, they say, about a mile and a half a day.

My doc told me a long time ago that, for the over-50s, a mile a day was probably enough. Some days we do ten miles of proper walking, and other days hardly any at all. But the wife got a pedometer recently and discovered that she was already doing 4000 steps a day, just in moving around the house and garden. I'd guess that we each climb 100 stairs a day, usually at a fairly hammering pace. It's funny how that doesn't feel like exercise.

BJ

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby AleisterCrowley » January 31st, 2018, 10:35 pm

If I go into the office it involves 3 miles of walking, split up 0.75 >>train>>0.75 then reverse.
The briskness of the walk depends on how late I'm running.
Even the round trip to Sainsbury's is 1.7 miles.

I still feel like death...

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby redsturgeon » February 1st, 2018, 10:20 am

bungeejumper wrote:If I'm reading the BBC link correctly, it isn't 3 x 20 seconds a day, it's 3 x 10 minutes of brisk walking. Or, they say, about a mile and a half a day.


BJ


Two separate things, one is the 3x20 second high intensity training ( this is training at your maximum effort) and the other is the Action 10 recommended by Public Health England which requires 3 x 10 minutes of brisk walking per day.

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Snorvey » February 1st, 2018, 10:28 am

It was a pretty lightweight programme I thought, but still, if it jogs a few folk into action then it's all good.

Regarding the 3x20 second high intensity training, I took it to mean that the most sedentary of us would see the most dramatic improvement using the HIIT technique Presumably because they are starting from such a low baseline. The HIIT released all the stored glucose from the muscles and was used immediately.

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby bungeejumper » February 1st, 2018, 10:30 am

redsturgeon wrote:Two separate things, one is the 3x20 second high intensity training ( this is training at your maximum effort) and the other is the Action 10 recommended by Public Health England which requires 3 x 10 minutes of brisk walking per day.

You are of course right. My bad, for jumping to conclusions. I have to say, this was one of Mosley's less gripping programmes (I'm glad you said that, Snorvey), apart from the bit where he said he hated the gym.

We took my wife's car in for a service yesterday. It's a three mile walk back home after dropping it off, but this time we wimped out and did the two-car shuffle instead. Too flipping arctic in that wind. :(

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby bungeejumper » February 1st, 2018, 10:52 am

Incidentally, has anybody tried the 10 sitting squats thing yet? I'll give it a go, honestly I will, but not while I'm wearing these tight trousers. :o

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby redsturgeon » February 1st, 2018, 12:05 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Incidentally, has anybody tried the 10 sitting squats thing yet? I'll give it a go, honestly I will, but not while I'm wearing these tight trousers. :o

BJ


Just tried it...9.97 seconds

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby bungeejumper » February 1st, 2018, 12:08 pm

redsturgeon wrote:Just tried it...9.97 seconds

Rotten show-off. You measure your squats in hundredths of a second? :lol:

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby redsturgeon » February 1st, 2018, 12:11 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:Just tried it...9.97 seconds

Rotten show-off. You measure your squats in hundredths of a second? :lol:

BJ


Sounds so much better than 10 seconds :D

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Dod101 » February 1st, 2018, 12:33 pm

I do not know about anyone else but I got tired watching it.,

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby bungeejumper » February 2nd, 2018, 8:37 am

I finally got round to doing the ten sitting squats thing this morning. Blimey, I did them in ten seconds flat. Twice! :o (I didn't believe my timekeeping the first time.) Not too bad, considering that one of my lungs is only at 70 percent from old pneumonia damage. Mind you, I had removed my trousers so as to avert any (ahem) pressing concerns in the crown jewels department, so maybe that would be considered unacceptable performance enhancement?

So let's see, according to Mosley ten secs would have been about right for an under-35 year old. Flipping heck, I'm almost half the man I ought to be!

Seriously, I think I may have stumbled upon the secret of eternal youth. Act like a teenager and keep your trousers down around your ankles.

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby kogsawelly » February 2nd, 2018, 9:56 am

With a name like bungeejumper, no wonder you were quick :)

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Re: The Truth about Getting Fit

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Postby Snorvey » February 2nd, 2018, 10:13 am

I normally work at home on a Friday and since the turn of the year, I've been trying a Superfast Friday (yes, I just made that up). I have my dinner before 6pm on Thursday and other than water and a couple of coffees I eat nothing until 6pm Friday night. So basically I'm skipping an evenings worth of junk and a breakfast and lunch.

I did quite well on the 5/2 (five years ago - gulp!), losing a couple of stone pretty easily and another stone eventually, but long term it became more difficult to fit it in with other things. Also, on the 5/2, you're allowed 600 cals per day, but I often found that eating would actually trigger the hunger pangs making things worse! The fast day on the 5/2 is actually a day and a half, so 3 days per week, which is a lot.

The current SFF, is partially to lose a wee bit of weight, but also for the (reported) health benefits of the occasional fast.


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