HIIT training is AWESOME!!!
Researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland have concluded that:
The efficacy of a high intensity exercise protocol, involving only 250 kcal of work each week, to substantially improve insulin action in young sedentary subjects is remarkable.
This novel time-efficient training paradigm can be used as a strategy to reduce metabolic risk factors in young and middle aged sedentary populations who otherwise would not adhere to time consuming traditional aerobic exercise regimes.
And for those of you that don’t know, here are the risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome that HIIT training is so effective at reducing:
People with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of coronary heart disease and other diseases related to plaque buildups in artery walls (e.g., stroke and peripheral vascular disease) and type 2 diabetes.
It’s estimated that over 50 million Americans have it.
And I am 100% sure that you don’t want it.
So, what do you need to do?
And I am serious about the doctor. I don’t mean to sound like your mother, but a visit to your doctor at least once a year for a check-up is a very, very, very good idea.