If you’re low on time and looking for a way to squeeze activity into your day, HIIT could be the answer.
High Intensity Interval Training is a type of cardio workout that alternates between quick, intense bursts of all-out effort followed by periods of complete rest.
A typical workout structure could be 20 seconds effort, and 10 seconds rest for a number of exercises, and the good thing about HIIT is you don’t have to spend hours doing it. Many workouts range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
You can be flexible with the exercises you choose too: things like jumping jacks, running on the spot, skipping or bicycle sprints are great for getting the heart rate up, but be sure to include a warm up to get your body ready.
It’s a simple but effective way to fit exercise into your day – and it’s over in a flash!