InHealth: Bike bursts, dyslexia news and a community benefit

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No Excuses
Think you have no time to get fit? Could you fit in less than 10 minutes of activity three times a week? That may be enough to help. In a small study of sedentary men, one group performed stationary-bicycle training at moderate intensity (70% of max heart rate) for 45 minutes. The other group performed two minutes of cycling interspersed with 3 twenty-second bursts of maximal effort. Both groups did a two-minute warm up and three-minute cool down. After 12 weeks, the study’s authors report, “Brief intense interval exercise improved indices of cardiometabolic health to the same extent as traditional endurance training in sedentary men, despite a five-fold lower exercise volume and time commitment.” So go put in your three minutes.

Dizzy Yet?
If you've ever doubted the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia, check out this dizzying dyslexia simulation.  

Explore local efforts to help children with dyslexia cope in the April/May issue of InHealth. “It’s extremely, extremely stressful,” notes Spokane neuropsychologist Angelique Tindall. Read more here

Upping the Odds
Enjoy gambling with “funny money” at Northern Quest Resort & Casino Saturday, April 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm for $50 a person. The event benefits Communities in Schools of Spokane County. In just the last year, their efforts helped 6,342 students stay on track to graduate from high school. The pay out? Research shows that for every $1 invested in Communities in Schools, $11.60 comes back to the community.