7 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

It’s estimated that about 20% of people worldwide don’t get enough of it each day

What is high-intensity interval training?

HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low intensity recovery periods.

1. Your metabolic rate is higher for hours after HIIT exercise

Due to the intensity of the workout, HIIT can elevate your metabolism for hours after exercise.

2. HIIT can help you lose fat

High-intensity intervals can produce similar fat loss to traditional endurance exercise.

3. HIIT can improve oxygen consumption

High intensity interval training can improve oxygen consumption as much as traditional endurance training

4. HIIT burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time

HIIT burned 25–30% more calories than the other forms of exercise.

6. HIIT can reduce blood sugar

High intensity interval training may be especially beneficial for those needing to reduce blood sugar and insulin resistance.

6. HIIT can reduce heart rate and blood pressure

HIIT can reduce blood pressure and heart rate, primarily in people with overweight or obesity

6. HIIT can reduce heart rate and blood pressure

HIIT can reduce blood pressure and heart rate, primarily in people with overweight or obesity