HIIT (high intensity interval training):
5. Anyone can do it! All fitness levels, all abilities, ALL AGES.
HIIT alternates between intense bursts of activity and periods of rest. But don’t be put off by the name, HIIT exercises can be modified to be more or less intense so anyone can do them regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, and regardless of your age, whether you’re 25, 55, or 75, all are welcome!
4. Can be done anywhere with no equipment.
You don’t need any equipment and you don’t need much space so you can HIIT in your bedroom, home office, living room or at the park.
3. Improves cardio endurance.
After a few weeks of HIIT, you’ll notice you can climb the stairs without getting winded, meaning your heart and lungs are getting stronger. And as your cardiovascular system gets stronger, you reduce the risk of heart disease.
2. Helps maintain muscle while burning body fat.
Slow steady cardio exercises like jogging for 45 mins to 1 hour will help you lose fat but can also lead to muscle loss. But when doing HIIT, you’ll burn fat while maintaining muscle.
And likely one of the most important benefits for many of us, HIIT:
1. Burns more calories in LESS TIME!
Because you’re interval training, you’ll burn more calories doing a 25-minute HIIT than doing 25 minutes of steady-state cardio (e.g., walking/running at a steady pace). AND your metabolism stays up for some time after the workout so you keep burning calories after you’re done! Burning calories = burning body fat.
So, why wouldn’t you do a workout that gives you the most “bang for your buck”, the biggest return on your precious time?
Today’s the day. Let’s do this!