High intensity interval workouts often referred to as HIIT have many benefits beyond the gym. Looking to get the most bang for your buck? High interval training is just what you’re looking for. Here are a few reasons why you should try to push yourself to the limit.

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(1) Burn Calories Quick

Only 20 minutes before work? Trying to squeeze a make shift workout on your lunch break?  Not a problem. High interval training has been shown to produce more results than lightly jogging on the treadmill for an hour.  Try sprinting as fast as you can for 1 minute than continue to walk for 2 minutes. Do this for a total of 15 minutes and it will prove to be solid workout.

(2) Burn More Fat

Not only does high intensity training burn more calories but also it always tends to burn more fat than a leisure workout. Studies have shown that that high intensity workouts can increase you ability to burn fat. Now, that’s a bet I’m willing to take.

(3) Increase Metabolism

High intensity workouts increase your metabolism long after you’ve finished your sprints. A study showed that interval sprinting increases your body’s production of the human growth hormone for up to 24 hours after you done. Human growth hormone is responsible for speeding up metabolism and slowing down aging. Definitely won’t go wrong with those benefits!

(4) Curbed appetite

A resent study by the International Journal of Obesity found that overweight men ate 200 calories following a vigorous workout than after rest. Men ate less after both high and very high intense workouts than compared to rest. So next time you want to skip your workout because you only have 20 minutes, think again.

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Amanda
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