Summer days are quickly approaching; are you ready for some fun in the sun? If time is an issue for you, don’t worry! Adding some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way to make the most of your time and will help bring you closer to your goals.
There are varying methods of HIIT workouts like Tabata and Peak Fitness. Overall, the method of the workouts revolves around the utilization of your MAX effort during a set time, followed by period of recuperation (Mercola, 2013). Here’s a few benefits that this form of training can bring:
- More calories burned. The increase of physical intensity equates to more calories burned.
- Improvement of aerobic capability. With the improvement of your cardiovascular health you’ll be able to do more with less effort.
- Decrease in boredom. HIIT adds variety to your day-to-day workouts.
- Easily accessible to all. This method of working out does not require any special equipment and can be done just about anywhere!
(Mayo Clinic Staff, 2015)
Just remember HIIT isn’t for everyone. If you have any chronic disease, injuries or haven’t been exercising regularly you should consult your physician. If you would like some guidance, we would love to help you.