HIIT me! Is high-intensity training right for you?

My Health & Fitness column in the Aiken Standard this week is about the benefits  and potential drawbacks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). With this type of training, even a few minutes of very intense exercise can lead to improvements in fitness that are greater than can be achieved through longer training sessions at a lower intensity. But the level of effort needed to see these improvements may be too much for many people.

You can learn more about the benefits of high-intensity training from this recent article: Physiological adaptations to low-volume, high-intensity interval training in health and disease.

That article might be a dense for non-scientists, so a more user-friendly alternative is here: How 1 minute intervals can improve our health.

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