6 Reasons to try High intensity interval training

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6 Reasons to try High intensity interval training.

You have heard the buzz surrounding HIIT and if you aren’t a fan already for this super fast effective workout. Here are 7 reasons why you should try.

Fundamentally, HIIT involves short, intense bursts of exercises with less intense moves or complete rest in between. It’s extremely efficient, resulting in less hours at the gym while burning more fat.

  1. Strengthens the heart

When you turn up the intensity on your workout, your heart works harder, therefore strengthening your heart. A study by the American Council on Exercise found that Tabata workouts (HIIT that consists of eight intervals performed in four minutes) effectively boost cardiovascular strength.

  1. It’s a cardio workout too

You might think it’s not possible to squeeze in both a strength training session and a cardio workout into a quick routine, you are wrong. With HIIT, you are pushing yourself as hard as you can go to accomplish as many reps as possible.

  1. No need for the gym

You can do HIIT anywhere in your house without having to be in a fully stocked gym.

  1. Controls blood sugar

A new study published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that this kind of training can hep control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes better than continuous exercise.

  1. Boosts our metabolism

When you do a ‘sustainable’ exercise, like going on a long run, your body uses less oxygen then when you push yourself to the max as you do during HIIT. When you work out to the point where it’s difficult to breathe, you metabolism starts working at a higher level, which helps burn more calories during and after your workout. HIIT will jump start your metabolism.

  1. Burns more fat in less time

When your workout goes back and forth between high and low intensity activities, it improves your anaerobic and aerobic fitness, which helps you burn more fat in less time than longer endurance training.


Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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