HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a popular way to achieve fitness goals in less time. Even though we all have more time now during the lockdown, it still doesn’t mean we want to spend a few hours per day working out. If you’re up for the challenge, HIIT can be just right for you.
Working out is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. But when you’re not used to doing it regularly, it can feel like a dreadful task. Instead of being overwhelmed with the amount of time you need to dedicate to working out every week, try HIIT.
According to a study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal, doing one 23-minute long HIIT workout per week will improve your blood pressure and body fat over time. Surprisingly, the study found that one such training is equally effective as three such trainings per week. The only benefit from having three instead of one is burning more calories.
HIIT is a real challenge and not for everyone. It’s important you give it all you’ve got and that’s often not pleasant. The good thing is that you’ll finish the workout quickly and you can move on to your week knowing that you did something good for yourself.