Angel is a certified holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, and lifestyle coach with over 20 years experience in women’s wellness space. She’s also the creator of Simply Defined Fitness and the Simplified Reset; a seven day guide to resetting your healthy journey – body & mind.
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High Intensity Interval Training has become one of most popular workouts for quick and effective fat burning. But its’ low intensity cousin can be just as effective.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a workout style where you alternate between periods of high intensity exercise and lower intensity recovery.
It helps keep your heart rate elevated, increasing your body’s need for oxygen; signaling your body to burn fat both during and after your workout. These power packed workout sessions help reduce blood pressure, blood sugar levels, improve digestion; giving you maximum benefits in minimal time.
Low Intensity Interval Training (LIIT) also alternates between ‘work’ and ‘rest’ intervals. The difference is, the intensity during a LIIT workout is lower (like a jog versus a sprint) and the rest periods are longer.
IS BETTER FOR YOU?
We believe a good, well-rounded workout routine includes both. Yes, you’ll get similar benefits with both high and lower intensity interval training but your best option really comes down to your fitness level and the amount of time you have to work out.
If you’re a beginner, recovering from an injury or just getting back on the workout wagon, the low intensity version is a great place to start. If you’re someone who’s more experienced and want to really kick your workout difficulty up a few notches, the high intensity version is a great challenge.