Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.8 in
Published: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476759979
ISBN - 13: 9781476759975
Read from the Book
FastExercise Foreword OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF years I’ve noted a remarkable transformation in Dr. Michael Mosley. Gone is the middle-aged spread I saw when we first met and in its place are superefficient muscles, doing a good job of rapidly clearing away the high levels of sugar and fat that used to hang around in his arteries after each meal. I flatter myself that at least part of this transformation stems from our work together, in 2011, on a documentary—for which we put Michael through his paces in our lab and introduced him to high-intensity training (or HIT for short). Michael was at that time searching for solutions to combat his family history of Type 2 diabetes—solutions which he knew would include exercise, but ideally in a form that was as brief and effective as possible. The reason we met was because my team in Edinburgh had recently completed a study demonstrating that just a few minutes of high-intensity cycling a week could dramatically improve your diabetes risk factors. This sounds, on the surface, like an absurd claim. We “know” that to get the benefits of exercise, like aerobic and metabolic fitness, you have to put in the hours. But is that really true? When I was twelve years old I ran my first half marathon in Renfrew, Scotland. Over the following ten years I must have run over 20,000 miles, and also completed many hours of gym training. I did so because this is what science told us was required to improve aerobic performanc
From the Publisher
Just ten minutes a day, three times a week, can change your health for life.
Hailed as “a health revolution” by the New York Times, Michael Mosley’s FastDiet—also known as the 5:2 diet—gave the world a healthy new way to lose weight through intermittent fasting. Now, Dr. Mosley addresses the essential complement to the FastDiet—FastExercise—teaming up with leading sports scientist Professor Jamie Timmons and super-fit health journalist Peta Bee to turn conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to working out. Responding to the latest research on high-intensity training (HIT), FastExercise dispenses with the practice of boring, time-consuming regimens, demonstrating that all it takes is half an hour a week to lower blood glucose levels, reduce your risk for disease, help you lose weight, and maximize your overall health.
Throughout the book, the authors offer a range of workouts that take just ten minutes a day, three times a week, and can be done anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s pedaling at high resistance while waiting for your kettle to boil or holding a plank during commercials, research has shown the extraordinary impact that ultra-short bursts of HIT can have, whatever your age or level of fitness.
Throughout, Michael Mosley and Peta Bee break down the science behind this radically different approach to exercise and give you the tools to take advantage of the most flexible and efficient method out there. It’s a practical, enjoyable way to get maximal benefits in minimal time, short and fast, something that can become a sustainable part of your routine, as instinctive as brushing your teeth. The benefits are innumerable, and the time to start is now.
“The only diet you''ll ever need.”