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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 12:20 IST

Immerse yourself in HIIT workout and see your fitness regime transform - Here’s how

Have you heard about HIIT workout? If not, read this and find out how it can transform your fitness regime.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
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Known as High-Intensity interval training, this is a new, very intensive form of workout, which has completely transformed the dynamic. This mode alternates between short bursts of intense activity and rest periods. The best part is that HIIT workouts can be customised as per your requirement. Meaning, you can use HIIT with any type of cardio workout, whether it's running, rowing, or even jumping rope. 

The best part about this mode of workout is that you can save a lot of time. Meaning, you don't have to work out as long as you would if you ensure a steady pace. 

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It also offers a variety of benefits. You’ll lose weight, build muscle, and boost your metabolism. There is also a workout bonus, that is, your body will burn calories for about 2 hours after you exercise.

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Some other benefits of HIIT are:

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Improves your stamina 

HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief periods of rest. During the high-intensity intervals, your heart rate and breathing rate increases substantially. If done regularly, this helps to improve your aerobic capacity, also known as VO2 max. Basically, a higher VO2 max is associated with improved stamina and endurance.

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Improves heart health

Several studies by the National Library of Medicine show that HIIT has a positive impact on your heart health and can prevent many cardiac diseases. Not just this but it can even reverse some of the symptoms of stable coronary artery disease.

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Great stress buster

Due to its quick nature, it can be incorporated in a busy schedule. Also, it requires the utmost concentration to maintain the high intensity levels which then distracts the brain from other worrying aspects of your life, keeping your mind at ease. 

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 12:20 IST

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