Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training

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HIIT is a term used for workouts that involve short periods of intense exercise alternated with recovery periods. It involves short bursts of intense exercise alternating with low intensity recovery periods. 

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Effective workout

HIIT is an ideal workout for a busy schedule. Research shows one can achieve more progress in a regular routine of 15 minutes of interval training than jogging on the treadmill for an hour. 

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Burn more calories

This form of a workout helps you burn more calories than traditional exercise or burn the same number of calories in a shorter amount of time.

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Boosts metabolism 

HIIT stimulates the production of human growth hormone in the 24 hours after your workout, which further stimulates caloric burn and slows down the aging process. 

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Equipment free

Exercises like running, biking, jump roping, and rowing all fall under HIIT and don't need any equipment to get it done. 

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Fat loss

High intensity intervals can produce similar fat loss to traditional endurance exercise, even with a much smaller time commitment. 

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Muscle gain

If you are not very active, you may gain some muscle by starting HIIT, but not as much as you would if you engaged in weight training.

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Oxygen consumption

High intensity interval training can improve oxygen consumption as much as traditional endurance training, even if you exercise only about half as long.

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Heart health

HIIT can help reduce blood pressure and heart rate, primarily in people with excess weight or who also have high blood pressure. HIIT helps your heart and body improve its anaerobic threshold.

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Blood sugar control

High intensity interval training may be especially beneficial for those who need to reduce blood sugar and insulin resistance. 

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