Hashim Islam, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan
What the researchers found
- Isolated bouts of brief intense exercise over the course of the day – known as “sprint exercise snacks” – can improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in sedentary young adults
- The improvement in CRF following sprint exercise snacks can be similar to that observed after popular interval exercise protocols such as sprint interval training
- Sprint exercise snacks can be incorporated into activities of daily living, thereby alleviating the need for planning and allocating time for structured physical activity.
Little JP, Langley J, Lee M, Myette-Côté E, Jackson G, Durrer C, Gibala MJ and Jung ME. 2019. Sprint exercise snacks: a novel approach to increase aerobic fitness. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119:1203–1212