PEAK 8: fun effective exercise for your metabolism

by Sydney Walker on July 4th, 2012

This is a suggestion that will work for many people, and this is a simple outline of the PEAK program. Please check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.
Choose something you like to do that can get your heart rate up. I dance to rock-n’ roll oldies, others run and sprint, you can use an eliptical machine or swim , or mix it up. Movement you enjoy.
Warm up for a couple of minutes, go as hard as you can for 30 seconds, towards the end of that you should be having a hard time catching your breath and then it’s back to 90 seconds of warm down/recovery. Repeat the 30 seconds as hard as you can, -90 seconds relaxed movement for a total of 8 cycles if Peak 8.

IMPORTANT: PEAK 3: For people who need to start slowly, try just doing 3 cycles at first and increase slowly as you feel you can handle more. If you have any question about high intensity exercise, ask your doctor for what is right for you.

You may feel tired at first and then the next day notice more energy. PEAK 8 is only 4 minutes of high intensity work. But it helps reset your metabolism.
Do this no more than 3 days a week.

Be sure to check with your doctor if you have health concerns that could be worsened with exercise.

Here’s a good article on it:

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