For many women, menopause can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. While the drudgery of monthly periods disappears, it can be replaced by unwelcome side effects such as weight gain. Thankfully, we can fight back.
With summer well underway most of us are thinking how to get summer ready…yesterday.
While eating right is the mainstay for weight loss the benefits of exercise cannot be understated. In addition to helping burn fat and maintain muscle, regular physical activity has been shown to:
Just to mention a few benefits!
But with our increasingly busy schedules finding time is often the biggest barrier to starting an exercise regimen. The good news is studies are demonstrating that we can gain more in less time with HIIT.
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1–5 minutes of low intensity exercise.
Many gyms and fitness instructors are offering HIIT classes but signing a gym membership is not the only way to go. Try this at home!
HIIT has been shown to be safe but injuries can occur. Remember to warm up and cool down and follow your body’s cues. Consult your doctor if you are not sure if you are ready to start an exercise program.
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