However, if you would like to go for longer, you can—provided you make sure you are not overexerting yourself (as this can lead to severe injury or worse).
It is quite easy to get started with HIIT. All you have to do is vary the intensity of your normal exercise activity.
- For example, if you are walking/running on a treadmill, start by walking for a minute.
- Then, run at high speed for 2 minutes.
- Walk slowly for 30 seconds to recover.
- Go back to running for two minutes.
Basically, you vary the intensity of your workout, going high intensity for alternating intervals.
When doing HIIT, remember not to push yourself too hard, too soon. Pace yourself and prioritize good form over speed. Otherwise, you run the risk of injuring yourself or even putting your cardiovascular or respiratory systems at risk. HIIT should be something you ease into.
Start with shorter high-intensity intervals at the beginning and work your way up to longer intervals.
One of the absolute best exercises for weight loss and improved health is swimming. Unfortunately, not everybody has access to a pool, but that does not change the fact that swimming can be really good for your body.
Swimming allows you to train your whole body with hardly any impact. It can be relaxing and can also burn tons of calories, depending on how you spend your time in the pool.
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