Sprinting also known as high intensity exercise can burn 200 calories, much more than jogging or walking, states research. Colorado State University researchers compared the energy expenditure of a group of men on two different days: one spent watching TV, the other doing high-intensity exercise followed by long periods of recovery. To determine how many calories a typical sprint-interval training workout might burn, reserach team leader Kyle Sevits and his colleagues at Colorado recruited healthy male volunteers, aged between 25 and 31 years, the Daily Mail reports. Over three days, the men ate a diet calculated to give their bodies exactly the right amount of calories, so they weren't over or under-eating. One group then spent a day being sedentary, watching TV, while the other group exercised. This involved pedalling as fast as possible on an exercise bike set at a high resistance (i.e. effort rate) for five 30-second periods. Each exercise was separated by four-minute periods of recovery, in which they pedalled slowly with very little resistance. During the intense, 30-second bouts, researchers coached the volunteers over an intercom system, encouraging them to give 100 percent effort. On the sprint-interval workout day, the men burned an average of an extra 200 calories, despite spending just 2.5 minutes engaged in hard exercise. "Research shows that many people start an exercise programme but just can't keep it up," said Sevits. "The biggest factor people quote is that they don't have the time to fit in exercise," he added.Source: IANS << Reading Books at Age 4 may Help Boost Brain People Who are Guilt Prone Unlikely to Commit Moral Transgr... >> Recommended Reading Exercise It is important for us to understand the power of daily exercise. Only then can we motivate ourselves to inculcate the habit of exercise on a daily basis. READ MORE Quiz on Fitness Who wouldn't want to look fit in the current scenario where young and old are hitting the gym to look and feel fighting fit? We invite you to participate in this quiz on fitness and check if you are well informed on what it takes to remain fit all ... READ MORE Gut Microbes Enable the Body to Extract More Calories from Food According to a new study some gut microbes increase the absorption of dietary fats, allowing the host organism to extract more calories from the same amount of food. READ MORE Premature Aging of Diabetics' Cardiovascular Systems Can Be Lowered With The Help Of Exercise The cardiovascular system of people with type 2 diabetes shows signs of aging significantly earlier than those without the disease finds a study being presented this week. READ MORE Burns Burn injuries have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Burn accident statistics show that at least 50% of all burn accidents can be prevented. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts The importance of eating food and the physiological, psychological and social functions of food. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Side Effects Calculator Find a Doctor Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: BurnsWhy Do We Eat - Nutrition FactsDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!