Burning Calories: Short Bursts of Exercise vs. Long Workouts

Check out this article written by Alex Hutchinson and published on The Globe & Mail website entitled What Burns More Exercise: Short Bursts of Energy or Longer Workouts.

Here’s a snippet from the piece:

“If you’re trying to burn calories by running, a kilometre is a kilometre. Doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go, because you have to move the same mass (you) over the same distance.

Or at least that’s been the conventional wisdom. But with all the debate these days about the relative merits of long, slow workouts versus short, sharp ones, it’s worth a closer look at that claim. It turns out that, if you’re willing to push hard enough to go anaerobic, you’ll get extra energy burn during and after the workout.”

View the full article on The Globe & Mail website.