It all started with a study that was first done at Birmingham University in the UK but since then there have been many studies getting the same results. It all has to do with the correct use of high intensity interval training (HIIT) which shows conclusively that you get all the benefits with only 12 minutes a month of training.
Health Benefits of HIIT High Intensity Interval Training
The benefits are staggering and range from an increase in insulin sensitivity to an increase in your VO2 Max potential or aerobic capacity, weight-loss, and the speeding up of metabolism. These results also prove that you can increase your longevity and the chances of you getting any and all chronic illnesses by up to 65%.
If you think that everything stated above seems a bit far-fetched then you should search the web yourself and read these studies and the incredible results that they continue to get from people doing only 12 minutes a month of training. This training is high intensity training for 20 seconds.
How to do a HIIT workout
Anyone can do it as it is simple and the results are now well proven.
- You simply get on a stationary bike and after a brief warm-up of a few minutes, you then start your training which is cycling as fast as you can for 20 seconds and then rest.
- You then wait about three minutes and do the same 20 seconds of a flat out push as fast as you can and then rest.
- When your heart rate gets back down to normal you then do it again for the last time to complete your workout for the day of a total of sixty seconds.
You then do nothing else the rest of the day except your normal duties of work or whatever you do and rest for 48 hours.
Does HIIT Training Really Work?
The answer has proved itself time and again to benefit your body, your mind, and your general wellness by training like this three times a week. That means you are ‘working out’ for three minutes every week or twelve minutes a month and you are keeping your body in optimal health. These studies were done on people who did not go to gym on a daily basis and did not do any regular exercise at home or anywhere else. However, they were all done on healthy active people who were not suffering from any chronic illness like high blood pressure, diabetes and others.
The experts however are now completely convinced that doing these HIIT exercises only three times a week would reduce the severity of these chronic illnesses quite significantly if this was done by people who already had these chronic illnesses.