"In the first report, researchers found that vigorous activity, but not moderate exercise, helped reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance, a condition in which the body has trouble regulating blood sugar. Those who participated in brief interval workouts—meaning they alternated between bursts of intense activity and slower recovery periods—before breakfast, lunch and dinner reduced post-meal blood sugar levels by 12 percent. The effect persisted through the next day. Walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes before dinner, on the other hand, didn’t lower blood sugar."
The gist of the article is that intensity of exercise is more important than the amount of exercise. While moderation is good for a few things, it is most effective in many developmental activities including diets, education and health. Going to extremes for periods produce excellence not reserved for the mundane.
This goes back to the first article of this blog. TABATA.