June 17 Wellness Wednesday, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the
Children’s Hospital lobby, will feature instructions on interval
by Katie Blaylock
MUSC Wellness Center
Varying intensity levels can enhance whole-body benefits and success to
long term commitment physical fitness goals. Called interval workouts,
the variety of routines involve both high intensity intervals and lower
intensity recovery periods, which basically pushes you out your comfort
zone. This type of workout also may involve changing the settings on
the cardio machine or changing the activity speed. Using this method
also creates an anaerobic effect that will help you burn more calories
and build endurance quickly.
The intensity segments can involve change of speed, resistance, incline
and sprints so you are increasing your heart rate and using different
muscles of your body. Examples of these segments are:
- Walking up hill... jogging up hill (changing speed)
- Jogging for two minutes…sprinting for one minute (repeat)
- Cardio machine: walk/run/bike without an incline, then increase incline( every two minutes)
Upcoming events promoted by Health 1st
June 17: Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Van—The mobile van offers digital mammograms on campus.
June 18: Work
It Off—A 10-week weight loss program aimed at helping you lose weight
the healthy way. Cost is $98 and registration is required.
Worksite Screening—Lipid profile, chemistry profile, hemogram, height,
weight and blood pressure for $15 or $42. Registration is required.
For information or to register for the events, contact Health 1st at email@example.com or 792-1245.
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, June 12, 2009