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A 7-Minute Workout? It doesn't matter

Sometimes in our efforts to be more Epic we get caught up in the way to find the best method. The internet is full of these. The best diet. The best app, the best ways that Scarlett Johansson styles her hair. Our pursuits of the best cause us to neglect the good or sometimes the anything.

Take this article in the NYT the premise of which is that a short, high intensity workout, can produce the same molecular changes as a long bike ride or weight lifting session. I don't know the science and won't comment on it, though the article quotes sound promising.

“There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article.

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