High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

May 31, 2021

Dan takes a HIIT! Learn how the time-poor can get significant benefits from their exercise regime in sessions as short as 15 minutes.
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High-Intensity Interval Training, as the name suggests, involves short, sharp bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of rest or light exercise to recover in between. The type of exercise is limited only by your imagination and can include cycling, running, fast walking, swimming, or body weight exercises such as burpees, squats, push ups, or combinations of any or all the above! It really doesn’t matter – just whatever you can use to get your heartrate up quickly during the intervals. Perhaps even ducking into the stairwell at work in between meetings for ten minutes of intervals up and down the stairs?

Studies show that even small amounts of exercise reduce our chances of a wide range of diseases and make a significant difference to our health and wellbeing.  Studies also show that HIIT sessions of as little as 15 minutes can convey the same health benefits as much longer lower-intensity cardio sessions.  For the time-poor, HIIT offers a great way to bolster the Body Layer of your Resilience Shield while still fitting everything else into your busy day.

For the science behind the benefits of HIIT check out the references below:


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