High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is one of the fastest ways to not only get fit but to feel fit too! Its short, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. Basically, you go all out for about 25 seconds and then rest or slow WAY down for about 60 seconds. Then repeat. Below are just a few of the many HIIT benefits!
Burn more fat in a shorter amount of time!
Maybe you work too much or perhaps you want to spend more time with your kids. HIIT training is a great solution when your time is limited. Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
Burn calories for hours after you stopped!
After HIIT your body goes into something called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. Research suggests that these high-intensity training sessions force the body to work harder to build its oxygen stores back up — for a period up to 24 hours post-workout. What does this mean to you? More calories burned!
It Helps Improve Your Blood Circulation and Fight Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms!
According to AARP, HIIT workouts can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by improving insulin activity and removing it from your blood. Your body cannot burn fat when a high level of insulin is present in the blood stream. If your body is inefficient and removing at clearing out insulin it makes burning stomach fat a difficult task.
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