HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): The “No Time to Exercise” Excuse Buster

High-intensity interval training is a great way to quickly fit in a day’s workout. HIIT is defined as alternations between time periods of less intense activity, and shorter duration, 100% effort, intense bursts of activity. This switch-up makes your body work harder and burn more calories faster than at a constant, mediocre pace. These maximum capacity intervals provide many health benefits. Just take a look at fit, healthy kids. They’re exerting themselves then recovering, unknowingly doing a variation of HIIT as they play!

Benefits of HIIT training stretch far and wide, including:

Efficiency. YES, you can benefit your body in 20 minutes rather than 45 minutes to an hour! Research shows 15-20 minutes of HIIT can help you better achieve your weight and fitness goals than an hour on the treadmill or elliptical. According to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, “Just 2 weeks of high-intensity intervals improves your aerobic capacity as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training.”  Continue reading “HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): The “No Time to Exercise” Excuse Buster”

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