This study will directly determine the impact of an innovative new exercise routine called HIT, which consists of just three 10-minute exercise sessions per week. The health benefits of HIT will be directly compared to the standard government activity recommendations (30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five days of the week).

Participation in the study will involve completing two 8-week supervised exercise periods with health and fitness tests both before and after. Volunteers do not currently have to be physically active in order to be eligible to participate.

Commenting, lead researcher Dr Niels Vollaard said: “We have shown that our novel HIT exercise routine can improve the health of previously inactive people in a minimum amount of time. We now want to determine whether this type of exercise can also reduce the detrimental effects of Type 2 diabetes. Positive results would mean we can offer people with Type 2 diabetes an alternative to the current time-consuming physical activity recommendations.”

Previous research related to this area of work featured on the BBC Horizon documentary ‘The Truth about Exercise’, and a book about HIT, written by Dr Michael Moseley, recently topped the Amazon bestseller book chart.

To find out more or to take part in this latest research email José Ruffino or text EXERCISE STUDY to 07764 999740 and the research team will call you back.