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Improve Your Health – Hit The HIIT Workout Program

Our team here at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa seeks to help you achieve the wellness and look you want and need. But there is a special type of physical training called HIIT you could also try. 

HITT, which stands for high intensity interval training, can make a real difference in your ability to burn fat and calories. In turn, you will improve your heart health and overall endurance.

HITT takes less time with as much or more benefit than a typical steady hour of cardio.

With this program, for example, you could run hard for one minute, and walk for two or three. And keep doing those intervals for 15 or 20 minutes – or longer.

The faster, more taxing part of the HITT workout gets your body into an anaerobic zone. Anaerobic literally means “without oxygen.” The anaerobic energy system is what provides energy in all out efforts of up to 1 minute. 

For the first 10-15 seconds, the phosphate pool is used up. After that, glucose breakdown and lactic acid are involved naturally in the effort. That’s where the remarkable effects kick in.

HITT can be used in running, biking, swimming, squatting, leg pumps, Pilates, and so on. It’s the repetitive increase, then slowdown that does the trick. 

Many studies support the HITT approach as the best way to keep in shape and burn calories efficiently. Especially for  the everyday person who is pressed for time but also motivated to find her or his way toward better conditioning.

At the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we make it our business to examine and counsel the whole you, and make you aware of the many ways you can stay on top of your health naturally. We want to help you reach satisfaction with the way you look and live.

Consider this insight on HITT from one of the authors of a study and article on intensity-interval training and article published in the journal, Cell Metabolism.

“Based on everything we know, there’s no substitute for these exercise programs when it comes to delaying the aging process,” said senior study author Sreekumaran Nair, a medical doctor and diabetes researcher at the Mayo Clinic.

”These things we are seeing cannot be done by any medicine.”

Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the  intense exertions serve to boost your body’s repair and recovery mechanisms dramatically. You can burn significantly more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than a long, steady run.

HITT workouts usually do not involve strength training, but you could do that on a day off from the program. 

Another great advantage of HITT: it can be done almost anywhere and anytime.

Here at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we strongly recommend you look into high-intensity interval training workouts. They could make a world of difference for your health…before you know it!

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