The toughest part of your exercise protocol is going to be getting over the mental obstacle of actually starting an exercise program. Beginning (and following through with) an exercise program is challenging, uncomfortable and taxing on both the mind and the body. At Academy Chiropractic Centre we are here to help you get started.
Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and contribute to maintaining a healthy weight, regulating your digestive system, building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system. Some studies indicate that exercise may increase life expectancy and the overall quality of life. Even doing a small amount of exercise is healthier than doing nothing.
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts come with a lot of benefits. We want our workouts to be both fun and effective, right? Interval training is very popular, and for good reason! The high-intensity aspect has to do with heart rate, together you're looking at a workout that will aim to raise your heart rate to a pretty high threshold quickly, and then ask your body to recover quickly as well.
Another great thing about HIIT workouts is you don't need any equipment, which is especially important when you're exercising at home. Many of the moves can be easily done using only your body weight.
HIIT workouts give us the opportunity for an effective workout in a shorter amount of time.
High-intensity interval training has become increasingly popular as it's a quick and effective way to improve health. This is all the more important as countries around the world emerge from lockdowns due to coronavirus and are looking for a quick and easy way to exercise again.
The most important thing in getting started with HIIT is to go at your own pace. We LOVE to assist people in moving better, getting more fit, and feeling stronger. We’re always on board to help you get the best workout for your level of fitness.
LIIT (low-intensity interval training) is similar to HIIT in the way that it consists of intervals of higher and lower intensity. The difference is that the high-intensity periods aren’t nearly as intense. Intensity during a LIIT routine is never at or above a sprint, and recovery time is longer. Think going from a jog into a walk, rather than a sprint into a jog.
LIIT training is a good alternative for those who are newer to fitness, the older population that might not be ready to jump right into the incredibly vigorous high-intensity training, and those just coming off of an injury.
People who have been on a fitness hiatus and want to ease back into exercising will also benefit from this form of training. Not to mention, LIIT training also acts like a ‘reset button’, thanks to its longer recovery time in between exercises.
All ages can do it. LIIT training is a good alternative for those who are newer to fitness, the older population that might not be ready to jump right into the incredibly vigorous high-intensity training, and those coming off an injury.
Whether you’re 21 or 85, LIIT training can benefit you in the long run. A study that focused on older adults discovered that through low-intensity exercises not only did they get physically stronger, but they boosted their cognitive health as well. So not only is it more sustainable than HIIT exercises, but it also means that the injury risk is lower and is more appropriate for individuals who are less fit.