Nicholas Preobrazenski, SKHS MSc Candidate, speaks to Radio Canada Int'l about the benefits of talking during exercise

Exercise so talking is difficult yields best results: study

By Lynn Desjardins | english@rcinet.ca
Friday 19 October, 2018 , (snipped)

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Researchers have been puzzled by the fact that several people may do exactly the same exercise, yet some will become more fit, some will see no effect and others will actually become less fit.

Two different ways of exercising were tested

A Queen’s University study had 14 volunteers cycle at 65 per cent of their peak rate and got the same variation in results. But then they tried another approach.

“During exercise, we asked our participants to count aloud from one to 30. And…after they counted up to 30 we asked them if they could speak comfortably,” says Nicholas Preobrazenski, a master’s student and researcher in this study.

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