Women today have got a lot on their plate. Some are lucky enough to squeeze in a daily workout session. However most of us are pressed for time and exercise is often put on the back burner because of it. If you think that you need to spend hours at the gym to see results, you’re wrong! In just 30 minutes or less you can get an effective workout that blasts fat and torches calories—with interval training.
Studies have shown that using interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—yields greater fat loss and burns more calories than exercising at a steady pace for a longer amount of time. It’s intense and challenging, but you’ll see results fast!
A study from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise also showed that high-intensity intervals may be better than moderate, steady exercises for improving cardiovascular fitness in adults.
If you’re looking to speed up your metabolism, then interval training is great for that as well. As opposed to a steady-paced workout, interval training boosts your metabolism during your workout and well after it has ended. That’s because high-intensity intervals require more oxygen for your body to recover after exercise, and leaves your metabolism operating at a higher level of efficiency for hours after you’re done exercising.
Aside from the physical benefits, training using high intensity intervals is guaranteed to shake up your regular fitness routine. If you’re tired of your everyday exercise regimen, then this is the workout for you.