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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Staying fit is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different options, how do you pick the best exercise routine?

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We base our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It involves heightened effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your workout.

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Altoona.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body responds after you’re done.

These workouts lead to afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after ending your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT routines build muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for longer periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone creation
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Fights anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. And you don’t need any equipment!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. Do this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you need to burn body fat, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Looking to get started with a fun and effective workout? Explore group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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