“Imagine a workout plan where you could get fitter, stronger and faster in just a few minutes each day. You wouldn't have to slave for hours down the gym or even invest in fancy trainers and trendy lycra.”
According to Michael Mosley, this utopian sounding exercise plan is a reality. In addition to take less of your precious time, it has these 10 benefits to your health:
It accelerates fat burning.
It reduces your blood pressure.
It improves your cholesterol levels.
It makes your heart stronger.
It balances your blood sugar levels.
It lessens your hunger.
It makes your brain larger.
It reduces hunger hormones.
It increases your calorie burning levels.
It increases your metabolism.
Make sure to read the whole article at The Independent linked below before you start, but these are HIIT/Fast Fitness rules in short:
Warm up for at least a minute doing what you will be doing for your exercise.
Do a 20 or 30-second sprint exercise.
“Your thighs should begin to burn after about 15 seconds of a 20-second sprint or 20 seconds of a 30-second sprint if you’re to do the exercise correctly.”
Recover while walking, jogging or pedaling slowly before you sprint again (2).
If your exercise consist of fast strength, take 10-second breathers.
Cool down with at least a few minutes of gentle exercise afterward to get blood pressure and pulse down to normal levels.
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