Bend, Oregon Chiropractor Dr. Scott Olson is passionate about health and demystifying popular trends that may be hindering or even hurting your goal of better health. In a busy life, staying healthy is often seen as taking too much time, and there for put off “until I have more time.” Reasearch has actually confirmed that more is less and less is more! High Intensity Training (HIT) is a focused,intense form of weight lifting and aerobic that focuses on form and technical, training muscles not just lifting weights. Done properly it encourages the body to produce HGH which is the bodies powerful regenerating hormone. It is produced in the first 30 minutes of intense exercise. After that the body switches to producing cortisol which is also reparative BUT it stores fat primarily around the tummy. The exact place most people are trying to lose inches. Two recent studies have also shown ways to help increase HGH production and both involve diet. Sugar/carbohydrates stops HGH production so no recovery drinks,no snacks except for protein or fats. Also HGH is produced every night as we sleep, so no bed time snacks that have carbohydrates for 2 hours before sleeping. This includes milk which has milk sugars in it. And best of all most of us can devote 30 minutes once a week for intense wt lifting, and then an additional 2 30 mins of cardio. Look on-line for Dr. Sears version. Weight loss,increased bone density, increased muscle mass and great skin all due to easy to perform HIT. Try it for a month and be amazed at the results.