Counting calories and hitting the gym are two components of any successful weight loss journey that many claim they simply don’t have time to do. However, over the past few years, a new trend in the fitness world has started to gain popularity among both men and women: High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. But what is HIIT and why is it so effective? Read on to learn more about why you should jump on this trend.
What Is HIIT?
HIIT surrounds the concept of getting more bang for your buck. By doing intense anaerobic workouts in a short amount of time, HIIT involves things such as jumping jacks, squats, lunges, push-ups, and other exercises. The goal of HIIT is to push yourself to the max in a short amount of time— leaving you feeling like you just ran a marathon.
How Is It Effective?
By getting your heart rate up and keeping it up for even just 10 minutes, you can burn calories, burn fat, and get heart healthy benefits as well. In fact, you can continue to burn calories for hours after you end your workout— something that sounds too good to be true. One of the main reasons why HIIT is not only useful but popular as well is because it is a realistic workout for people of all ages and socio-economic classes— it can be done in little time and is something that people stick to. After all, who has the time to do five 30 minute workouts every week?
Additionally, another great benefit of HIIT is the fact that anybody can do them from the comfort of their home. In fact, HIIT workouts are particularly useful for individuals who are overweight and don’t have a steady exercise routine.
Keep your healthy, your waist thin, and your body active by taking a stab at this new trend. If you would like to learn more about other ways that you can enhance your health, contact Dr. Rick Silverman.