Would you take your bike or your feet to work on this road? This picture is from the beautiful bike and walkway in Brisbane, Australia. Spending time here made us very happy. On the pathway numerous walkers and runners passed us, and a great deal of people bike to work. The beautiful pathways along the Brisbane river is a part of the CitySmart project. The aim of the project was to turn Brisbane into the most sustainable city in Austrailia, and last year they made it!
To make it easy and beautiful to use active transportation not only saves energy, but gives a lot of people better health and quality of life. Earlier this month we attended the first workshop aiming to make our own city, Trondheim a Smart City. Visiting Brisbane has given us a lot of inspiration and ideas to bringe home.
The Japanese magazine “Running Style” has two pages about 4×4 intervall training based on the research we do her on CERG in their last issue. Interviewed in the article is Shigenori Ito M.D., Ph. D., who visited us last September.
“Since my fantastic visit to CERG in September last year, I have studied high intensity interval training (HIT) and tried to spread HIT in cardiac rehabilitation as well as sport medicne in Japan. This article in a popular Japanese running magazine is the first step.
The content includes that increasing VO2max by 4×4 HIT is a beneficial way for
beginner runners using Heart Rate monitor to improve their records. To know peak Heart Rate is very important and we can know VO2max and peak Heart Rate easily by using the calculators at CERG’s web sites!”, Ito says.