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Reducing cancer risk with vigorous activity, with guest Carol Sames, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Short, intense workouts offer health benefits

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, workouts have been popular in recent years, and the health benefits are still being understood. For example, people who moved fast for at least three minutes a day significantly lowered their risk of 13 types of cancer, according to a recent study in JAMA Oncology, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, explains that study and HIIT's general benefits. Sames is an associate professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies at Upstate.