Since it’s a new year and many people have getting fit on their list of resolutions, I thought a blog about what should go into a natural gym bag might be a good idea. Now more than ever, it is important to make sure that you are being cautious and protecting yourself against viruses, bacteria and fungi… all common germs in a gym, even when there isn’t a pandemic. Continue reading “7 Great Items to Add to Your Gym Bag”
Too busy to get fit? Those days of long, drawn out (and boring) cardio workouts are over. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or burst training can give you many more benefits in a fraction of the time.
So What is HIIT?
HIIT is a workout routine that combines periods of less-intense activity with intense bursts of activity lasting 30-60 seconds. This switch-up makes your body work harder and burn more calories faster than at a constant pace.
Here’s an example of a quick HIIT work out:
• Complete a warm up at a slow pace to stimulate blood flow to muscles. Follow this low-intensity with 30 seconds to 1 minute of intense “bursting.” Follow this burst with 1 to 2 minutes of brisk walking or light jogging to bring your heart rate back down again. This 1 to 2 minute alternation can be repeated for 15 or more minutes. Continue reading “End the “No Time to Workout” Excuse With HIIT”