High-intensity interval training usually takes a back seat to traditional aerobics in heart health. There is no doubt aerobic exercise is extremely powerful for cardiovascular disease prevention.

The impact of high-intensity interval training is less well-known. The journal Circulation shed some light on the cardiovascular effects of high-intensity interval training versus traditional aerobic training in a study on heart failure patients.

A group of patients with heart failure was divided into either aerobic exercise (seventy percent maximum heart rate) or high-intensity interval training (ninety-five percent maximum heart rate for four minutes separated by three minutes at fifty to seventy percent maximum heart rate) three times

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