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This Interval Training Infographic Helps You Pick the Right Workout

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

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  • An infographic from Greatist explains the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), why it works, and how to perform a variety of different HIIT workouts
  • HIIT workouts involve as little as four minutes of intense activity combined with rest for a total workout of only around 20 minutes
  • Because HIIT is so intense, you should only do it two to three times a week, max, making it a workout that even the most time-crunched individuals can fit in their schedules
  • Research shows that HIIT offers health benefits like fat burning and improvements in insulin sensitivity and aerobic performance that you simply cannot get from regular aerobics

By Dr. Mercola

By now you may have heard the good news: exercising at very high intensity interspersed with periods of moderate rest, a program known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is one of the best ways to get in shape.


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