cardiovascular health

You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to boost your body and brain

Here’s how long your workout should take

Originally published July 23, 2018 in Business Insider.

By Erin Brodwin

Cardio could be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, but doing it shouldn’t take a whole day.

Instead, the available evidence suggests that committing 30 to 45 minutes daily to exercises like cycling, swimming, or brisk walking is the ideal way to reap the maximum health benefits for your body and brain. Read More

VO2max

IHT Adds VO2max Calculations to Spirit System Assessments

Key Cardiovascular Fitness Metric Provides Students with Additional Data to Evaluate Heart-Healthy Workout Habits

Students using the IHT Spirit System® during their PE classes now have another metric to gauge the quality of their workout.

IHT recently added a VO2max calculator to three key measures. By learning about their VO2max score – and why raising it improves their overall fitness level – students master one more skill that will allow them to self-manage their fitness as they transition from students to adults. Additionally, improving the VO2max score may be the best way to improve overall cardiovascular fitness. Read More