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The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a Week

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  • Read on to learn why and how a slow exercise practice may benefit you, especially if you tend to hurry through other things. Then learn about some traditional and modern slow exercise techniques, plus tips to maximize the benefits of slow movement.

    In India, Hindus developed their own slow exercise techniques as a path to spiritual enlightenment. We know them as yoga. Like with qigong and tai chi, health researchers frequently study the therapeutic effects of yoga, and the results in some cases have been impressive. For instance, randomized, controlled studies suggest yoga can improve cardiovascular health as well as conventional aerobic exercise.

  • Read on to learn why and how a slow exercise practice may benefit you, especially if you tend to hurry through other things. Then learn about some traditional and modern slow exercise techniques, plus tips to maximize the benefits of slow movement.

    Slow exercise practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi have been touted for thousands of years. Modern studies show they can have incredible benefits, including stronger muscles, improved cardiovascular health, better immune function, and more.

  • Slow exercise practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi have been touted for thousands of years. Modern studies show they can have incredible benefits, including stronger muscles, improved cardiovascular health, better immune function, and more.

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Some experts do not agree with the notion that one day of slow resistance exercise is enough. Charles J. Ruotolo, MD, director of sports medicine at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., says he has heard of holding resistance exercises longer but does not think a one-day workout each week suffices. "It depends on your goals," he says. "For cardiovascular health, you need three to four workouts a week. For muscle strengthening, I advocate exercising each muscles group about every fifth day. So, say you do chest and arms (even super slowly), the next day you would do your back, then the next, shoulders, then maybe a rest day, then start over.