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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different methods, how do you pick the right workout routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates heightened effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you try during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your exercise.

Interested in trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Omaha.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are quick and are convenient for your life. Even better is how your body acts after you’re done.

These classes spark afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after finishing your workout—even while resting on the couch!

HIIT workouts add muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes brain function
  12. Helps anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not close to a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment required!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Do this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you want to burn body fat, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with a likable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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