Episode Notes

What is the evidence for high intensity interval training (HIIT)? Is it worth doing and is it safe? I used to be a bit of sceptic about HIIT but strong evidence is emerging and I talk through the topic with sports and exercise scientist Dr Michelle Swainson. It’s a good lesson for me in recognising when bias is creeping in rather than actually basing my views on the evidence. The evidence is compelling in many groups now and it turns out I’ve been doing HIIT all along anyway! We also talk through measuring obesity, the limitations of BMI and the best method to use.

Links

Dr Michelle Swainson on Twitter: @mgswainson
Movement for Movement link
Movement for Movement: a practical insight into embedding physical activity into the undergraduate medical curriculum exemplified by Lancaster Medical School

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