Are there benefits of adding high-intensity interval training to your exercise and weight loss plan?

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What are the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for you? Find out how HIIT benefits weight loss and decide if it's for you.

High-intensity interval training benefits

High-intensity interval training benefits

When I talk with people about high-intensity interval training, I realize some use it as part of their fitness and weight loss plan, while others have no idea what I am talking about. Fitness centers have incorporated high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into their classes for many years, and fitness trainers use it when designing personalized fitness plans. In fact, if you work out, you may be applying some HIIT without even realizing it. It has become increasingly popular as a workout option. Read on to determine if it is a safe and effective fit for you.

What is high-intensity interval training?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), HIIT is a type of training that "involves repeated bouts of high-intensity effort followed by varied recovery times."

High-intensity interval training basics

High-intensity interval training benefits compared to moderate-intensity exercise

Applying high-intensity interval training for weight loss and fitness

Is HIIT exercise safe for diabetes?

Heart disease is the number one complication of diabetes. HIIT exercise appeals to people with diabetes because vigorous exercise has superior heart-health benefits. On the other hand, you need to be smart about following precautions for intense workouts and ensure it is safe for you.

If your healthcare provider clears the way, start weaving high-intensity interval training into your fitness routine for amazing benefits like enhanced weight loss, a healthier heart, and a stronger body.

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Aug 7, 2020
Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

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