6 Health Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity workout

We all know the great feeling that accompanies exercise, each one of us have different way of doing it. Including exercise in your daily life can be a little challenging but it always has a positive impact in your life. Yet, this can be incredibly hard. 

Most of us might have demanding job in our life and it becomes difficult to find a valuable time for exercise. If time is your excuse for your exercise then you should probably try High Intensity Interval Training, in short HIIT workout.

HIIT workout involves short period of exercise with high intensity and less intense recovery period.    High intensity workout uses more energy, even after the intense workout your metabolism stays elevated and burn fat for hours after your workout.

Practicing HIIT workout at least two days in a week will guarantee maximal health benefits in a short period of time.

Usually, a HIIT workout can range from 10 to 30 minutes with repetition of exercise probably 4 to 6 times. 

Here are few health benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT).

1. Doing HIIT workout can burn more fat in short period of time:-

It is true, HIIT can burn a lot calories within short period of time. This training can burn 25-30% more fat than traditional exercise. This training involves high intensity workout and short period of recovery time, therefore you heart rate is up and burns more fat in a short amount of time. 

2. You consume more oxygen

High intensity training improves your oxygen intake even after the workout. After 30 minutes of high intensity workout, your body must consume oxygen to burn calories. It is also helps to repair your muscle mass, restores your oxygen level back, and brings your body back to resting mode, this will help to burn more calories.

3. HIIT is great for your heart

Participating in HIIT workout can improve your blood pressure and heart rate level especially people who are suffering from overweight and obesity. 

4. HIIT might help you gain muscle mass

If you’re a beginner and less active person, there is chance you might gain some muscles while doing HIIT program but not as much as if you do weight training. 

5. Less time consuming

Most of us have  busy schedules and it becomes difficult to find some time for gym, if this is sounds like you, then don’t worry, since HIIT workout has the same benefits of you doing hours of gym training. You can squeeze 10 minutes HIIT workout from your busy schedule. You get maximum health benefits with minimal time.

6. Increase your metabolism

HIIT workout has the ability to raise your metabolism for hours after workout. Your body uses fat as energy instead of carbs, it means you burn more calories and lose weight.

There are many way to include HIIT workout in your lifestyle. It is never hard to get started with. It is always great if you couple it with weight training so that you don’t completely lose your muscle mass. 

You can pick your favorite activity and get started with. You can include HIIT program 2 to 3 days in a week with weight training sessions. You can always challenge yourself with HIIT, in terms of rounds and repetition and definitely a good recovery period is needed.

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