The Benefits of HIITWellness07 November 2018
By Robin Boy
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of the excessive body fat in a short period of time? If so, then HIIT might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Most people know the importance of living a healthy life and it is undeniable that working out is a big part of that lifestyle. However, not everyone has (or willing to spend) few hours to work out. If this situation is in some way relatable to you, then perhaps this is the best time to try High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT. Not only you can do it for less than an hour, there are also other benefits it offers.
#1 BURNS FAT AND CALORIES IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
According to studies, spending 15 minutes to do HIIT can burn more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour. Another study even shows that people who perform HIIT thrice a week for 20 minutes per session lost 2kg of body fat in 3 months without any dietary changes. Instead of spending 15-20 minutes scrolling through Instagram before having your night shower, you might want to consider sweating yourself.
#2 BUILDS ENDURANCE
Living up to its name, HIIT is a very intense workout with little resting time. First timers and those not used to working out might feel exhausted, but once you get used to it, you’ll find yourself getting fitter than ever. However, it is important to keep in mind that result varies between individuals.
#3 TONES UP YOUR BODY
Although you won’t use gym equipment, HIIT can help increasing muscle mass and tone you up. If you are a rookie in the fitness world, you’ll most probably feel the change in your body. With exercises like plank, burpees, lunges, jump squats, and others that involve every muscle group you have, you’ll start seeing your body getting toned-up from head to toe.
#4 IMPROVES OXYGEN CONSUMPTION
Compared to a non-interval workout routine, HIIT can help you consume more oxygen. The excess amount of oxygen consumed will help increasing your metabolism rate from approximately 90 minutes to 144 minutes after the workout, resulting increased metabolism to burn more calories at a faster rate.