07/13/2015 by | 1 Comment
When it comes to staying fit, astronauts are up against some tough physical challenges. Spending a significant amount of time in a zero-gravity environment can lead to muscle weakening, bone loss, and decreased cardio conditioning. (Your body actually needs the resistance of gravity to stay healthy!) That’s why researchers recently studied exercises that would keep astronauts in shape. The winning routine: high intensity interval training (a.k.a. HIIT) combined with weightlifting.
You can benefit from bursts of cardio and weight-bearing exercises here on Earth, too. Here’s how to train like a rocket man!