Popular Health Trends: Interval Training
We all know the saying “If it’s too good to be true…” But every once in a while, an idea comes along that blows it out of the water. Such is the case with high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
With HIIT, just a few minutes of exercise can produce the benefits of a long bout at the gym. Experts say that when you give cardio or strength training your all for a short period (say, one minute), then rest a few minutes and repeat, your heart and metabolism get the same boost they would if you were running, cycling or doing burpees for much longer. “
There is real clinical research to suggest that this is a very efficient way to work out,” says Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy and author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?