Turning the Light Bulb On and Off Doesn't Burn It at All

- Nilo, can you take your hand off the switch please? You are not in a nightclub boy, you will end up burning this light.

It's been a long time since then, but from those indisputable truths from my hyperactive days, this is one that makes me strongly hold to a different point of view:

Turning the light bulb on and off doesn't burn it at all! At least not the human body's. On the contrary, it helps you burn fat, it accelerates your metabolism and it makes better use of every minute that you have been dedicating to exercising.


But what light bulb is this one that I am referring to? Only a figurative way of understanding our ability to generate power. Like a light bulb that consumes more energy accordingly to the intensity of its light, the human body also consumes more energy accordingly to the intensity of the physical activities we chose.

And the fact is that between keeping our lamp burning with a very soft light for several hours and letting it burn with the possible maximum glow even for short periods of time over and over again; it is the second option that represents the most advantageous since it is not only safe, as well as very effective and efficient for all of those aiming body recomposition (lower body fat percentage), higher definition, increased strength, bulletproof heart and lungs and become a calorie destroyer machine (enough destruction to get rid of those 2 lbs of peanut butter that I have just devoured after mixing it with cocoa powder, honey and a dozen bananas).

Considering not only the benefits mentioned above, as well as the advantage of spending less hours a day trying to reverse the sins of "fattening", you improve your chances of living a life free from high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Turning the light on and off in the physical activity would be the same of turning that one hour walk in an even shorter workout in which the athlete alternates between walking and running, or even two walking speeds (one in which he rests, one in which he walks inspired by Forrest Gump). The practice of high intensity intervals brings benefits not only to running, weight training and other physical activities as well as in programming diets which vary calorie intake based on the days of the week; in the practice of intermittent fasting and even when studying and reading (switching over between books and subjects).


For those who feel inspired to try a high-intensity interval training workout and at the same time get the chance to contradict our dear mothers' unquestionable truths, here is an exclusive Nilogia Fitness challenge:

10 rounds per time:
200 m sprint
5 Burpees
1 minute walking

NOTE: Consult a physician before starting any physical activity. Hypertensives for example, as well as any other fitness enthusiast suffering from other chronicle diseases could initiate or maintain the practice of milder activities if the practice of high-intensity interval workouts presents itself as a major risk factor.

Keep Strong and No Matter How, Keep the Bright Light On.