Fitness Tip: Slow And Steady Wins The Race

We all remember the saying “slow and steady wins the race”. Relating this to our fitness tip, it turns out that a slower and more consistent cardiovascular pace may allow us to burn more calories versus running the same distance at a a higher intensity.

Research from Maastricht University has shown that people who engaged in low intensity cardiovascular activities such as biking had burned more calories than people who engaged in high intensity cardiovascular activities such as running over time. As it turned out, the subjects in the study who exercised at a higher intensity spent the majority of their day being sedentary, while the people who exercised slow and steady, tended to be more active through out the day in turn, burning more calories.

So how do you interpret this? Do you agree with this study and feel that low intensity exercise is better in the long run? Tell us in the comments what kind of cardiovascular exercise you engage in.

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With a vision of combining his two favorite pastimes Eric created GameNTrain in 2010, a website with a focus on familiarizing gamers of the importance of fitness. While having a passion for gaming, he never forgets the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. With over 15 years of fitness knowledge, a gaming history of 25 years, and a degree in Physical Education, Health and Personal Training, his goal is to share his knowledge and help alleviate the growing concern of less active adults and children that make video games their hobby. To make contact click here .

  • Bryan

    Makes sense to me!