Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
While most people know that physical activity is healthy, it’s estimated that about 30% of people worldwide don’t get enough.
Unless you have a physically demanding job, a dedicated fitness routine is likely your best bet for getting active.
If this sounds like you, maybe it’s time to try high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
HIIT is a broad term for workouts that involve short periods of intense exercise alternated with recovery periods.
One of the biggest advantages of HIIT is that you can get maximal health benefits in minimal time.
What Is High-Intensity Interval Training?
HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods. Interestingly, it is perhaps the most time-efficient way to exercise.
Despite how short the workout is, it can produce health benefits similar to twice as much moderate-intensity exercise.
The actual activity being performed varies but can include sprinting, biking, jump rope or other body weight exercises.
The specific amount of time you exercise & recover will vary based on the activity you choose and how intensely you are exercising.
Regardless of how it is implemented, high-intensity intervals should involve short periods of vigorous exercise that make your heart rate speed up.
Not only does HIIT provide the benefits of longer-duration exercise in a much shorter amount of time — it may also provide some unique health benefits
Burn a Lot of Calories in a Short Amount of Time
You can burn calories quickly using HIIT.
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