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Adding short spurts of brisk physical activity throughout your day can enable you get to the following level of fitness.

If you're not very energetic but need to move more, a latest strategy can enable you get going. Called High-Intensity Incidental Physical Activity, or HIIPA for brief, it's a latest tackle High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) — only you'll end up pushing through space as an alternative of running.

HIIPA (to not be confused with the HIPAA Healthcare Privacy Rule) is a term coined in an editorial published online on September 3. British Journal of Sports Medicine. It borrows from the concept behind HIIT, which is a workout that alternates between high-intensity and low-intensity activity. But as an alternative of performing these high-intensity intervals during exercise, HIIPA encourages otherwise sedentary people to include some moderately vigorous physical activity into their normal day. Anything that gets your heart rate up – walking up a flight of stairs as an alternative of taking the elevator, carrying a load of groceries, or performing some heavy cleansing across the house. The authors of the editorial, a team of international experts, say the goal is to do an activity that takes your breath away.

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