A unique and quick way to exercise daily is by using the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) method. This entails short spurts of high speed (even a fast walk) followed by a slow recovery interval (slow walk) to catch your breath. All it takes is about 8 to 9 fast intervals and you are done! The entire workout takes about 12 to 15 minutes which makes it easy to do on a daily basis.
The health benefits of this method include increased metabolism (which aids weight-loss) and increased oxygenation (which fights pain, inflammation and disease).
This training method can be done on land (walking, running), on a bike, in a pool or on an exercise machine (treadmill or elliptical).
Getting fitted with a pair of custom or customized orthotics (eyeglasses for your feet) prior to starting will ensure that your feet are properly balanced. Make sure to receive medical clearance from your physician before you start this training method.
Dr. Richard Rimler, DPM, has private practices in Hallandale and Hollywood Beach. More information on this topic can be found on WellnessStartsWithYourFeet.com.