Question Time. Not everyone taking this course approaches it in the same way. We all have different experiences, different bodies and we may want to achieve different things. So we we can all look at breathing, balancing, moving from different perspectives. 

These different views will also generate many questions which are more than happy to answer and cover in as much detail as we can. This section aim to do exactly that!

Your Questions

As we get old we lose muscle mass which can result into a condition called sarcopenia and strength is a key marker for longevity. The reason we do not explore strength in this course is because we want you to build the right the foundation. We want to first walk, then jog, then run and finally sprint. Aim to follow the complete set of exercises you we will focus more on strength in the next course.

Deviated septum, is a condition where the nose diaphragm is creating difficulties in breathing consistently through the nose.  We have found that training nose breathing actually helps a lot but here are a few tips.

  • Practice nose breathing daily
  • Use a nasal dilator. It can make a big difference to the quality of your breathing
  • Reposition your tongue (called mewing). 
  • When you are comfortable with the above se a mouth tape during sleeping

Many people work in the wrong intensity. If you are running to fast to maintain a conversation then you have probably switched to using glucose for fuel. So first of all chose the right intensity. The second aspect is about training our body to become effective in burning fat and this might take some time to build-up to it. Frequency here will really help and the more you train the more efficient you will become. With regards to the duration. As long you train in the right (low) intensity zone, you will burn fat for energy from the very first minute. But don’t think of it in terms of calories or losing weight. This is all about moving to be metabolically healthy. 

It depends on your goals. HIIT can be very beneficial and can help you train in that high intensity zone to improve your anaerobic capacity and VO2max. Considering the a balanced exercising regime we should train both low-to-moderate-intensity exercise and higher intensity exercises. The distribution depends on where you are in your journey. If you are just starting out, we would recommend to set the right foundation first. As you get better focusing on HIIT can be a perfectly good strategy. When it comes to longevity low intensity is better to train our cells to to burn fat for fuel which is something we strongly believe in.