What is HIIT?

February 22, 2013

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Losing weight, working out consistently, eating healthy foods, spending less money and making sure to floss are all very popular New Year's resolutions. Ever since the calendar struck January every magazine features some new way to help you drop pounds, clothing stores move their workout gear to the front entrance and every other commercial is about some new diet pill that will transform your body. Instead of feeding into these traps and fads that set you up for failure (whether it is with your body goals or your wallet) why not transform yourself the right way.

I'll admit I have bought a magazine or two to check out their articles and I came across a great one from Women's Health and Fitness. They showcased a workout known as HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training. In a nutshell, it is a 15-20 minute workout where you give it all you've got for a short period of time (20-60 seconds) and then slow it down for a short period of time (about 2 minutes). It can be done on any equipment like a bike, rowing machine or even outside and is super convenient. The best part about this workout is that you get maximum results in a short amount of time. Short workouts, maximum results, that sounds like a dream to me. If this is something that interests you, Women's Health and Fitness put together a list of tips to help get you started that you should check out here.

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I do this at the gym sometimes when I have a half an hour between classes! It's great because I don't have to miss working out just because I have little time available!

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