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High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT Exercises

The benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) have been widely studied. While there has been a lot done to promote longer periods of aerobic work for health, it has only been recently that we’ve seen more studies focus on shorter, more intense sessions. One of the main issues with long, continuous exercises is retention; people get bored and the perceived effort tends to be higher than shorter, more intense exercise. As well, people don’t seem to want to commit an hour or more to longer exercise each day.

HIIT Training Workouts

That is where HIIT training comes in. HIIT training workouts consist of short bursts of high intensity intervals of exercise followed by varied periods of low-intensity active rest, or complete rest. HIIT exercises have been shown to elevate the metabolism turning you into a fat-burning machine. Some HIIT exercises include sprinting, jump rope, jumping, rowing, body weight exercises and many more. The important part is these are done at a high perceived level of effort.

The Effects of Sleep Quality and HIIT

Moji Kaviani Quality of sleep appears to be positively associated with both physical and psychological health (Halson, 2016; Lastella et al., 2012). Therefore, numerous studies examined the relationship between physical activity and sleep suggesting that physical activity is beneficial for sleep; however, it remains unclear to what extent those benefits are (Driver & Taylor,

What is a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout Anyway?

Evan Stevens High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a huge ‘hit’ with exercise researchers and the general population alike. It is less time consuming and can imbue the same if not more benefits as traditional exercises like your long run, your laps in the pool, or your bike ride with your friends on the weekends.

5 High-Intensity Interval Training Mistakes Athletes Make

Alyssa Bialowas High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the hottest fitness trends right now, and because of this, many people have put their own spin on it to try and make it their own. When this happens, you don’t always reap the amazing benefits of HIIT and may end up doing more harm

5 Ways HIIT Improves Fitness in Women

Alyssa Bialowas Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition,

6 Tips to Fuel Your HIIT Nutrition Plan

Alyssa Biawolas If you’re spending a lot of time creating and abiding by your workout plan, a healthy meal plan will enable you to get the most out of your efforts. When creating a nutrition program to parallel your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, remember that a solid base of healthful ingredients must provide the

Why You Should Consider Morning HIIT Workouts

Catherine O'Brien Are you a night owl or a morning lark? Most people tend to fall into one of two groups: morning person vs. night owl. It turns out that there is a name for these categorizations and recent research suggests that knowing your sleep type may be important when planning your exercise. Depending on

4 Ways HIIT Exercise Improves Kidney Health

By Alyssa Bialowas High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of exercise that has been found to improve health levels in people with metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and has recently been found to help those with kidney disease, too. Chronic kidney disease is characterised by failing kidney functions and reduced life expectancy. Complications arise

High-Intensity Interval Training: How to Meet Nutritional Demands

Moji Kaviani, Ph.D., CEP Nutrition plays a key role in maximizing the training benefits and recovery of individuals engaging in high-intensity interval training. With HIIT being a form of exercise, it is important to consider you nutrition prior and following to obtain the most out of these kinds of workouts. Proper nutrition could vary depending

High Intensity Training Exercise Helps Reduce Migraines

Catherine O'Brien Severe headaches and migraines are a problem for a significant part of the population. Roughly 1 in every 7 Americans experience migraines annually (Burch et al., 2015). Migraines tend to be more common in females than males with 19% of females reporting experiencing a migraine in the previous 3-months (9% for males). While

Do High-Intensity Exercises and Carbs Alter the Proteins in Your Fat?

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Introduction Visfatin is a protein found in visceral fat, and has been connected to a number of cellular functions including inflammation and glucose metabolism. As this study by Mellick et al. (2017) points out, the interaction between plasma visfatin and extracellular glucose regulation during exercise is not fully understood.

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