Does your exercise “H.I.I.T.” the mark?
High-intensity interval training is defined as any workout that includes intense bursts of activity, alternating with fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. A good example of H.I.I.T. workout is running as fast as you can for 30 seconds and then walking briskly for 1-2 minutes. Repeat this 1.5 minutes interval seven times for about 10 minutes effective workout.
It sounds really simple to be effective, but recent research demonstrates that it’s all you need (done 3 times a week) to promote fat burning, build muscle and increase production of growth hormone (HGH) responsible for not only weight reduction but anti-aging effect as well! H.I.I.T. is more effective than “jogging” on a treadmill for an hour. It’s efficient and does not require going to the gym!
Any physical activity (biking, jump roping, swimming and running) that gets your heart rate up fast- is all you need. In addition, studies show that H.I.I.T. improves insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control after just 2 weeks training!
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