A quicker way to exercise

Everyone’s in a rush these days, especially when it comes to exercise. That why high-intensity interval training (HITT) is growing in popularity. HIIT promises to help you get fitter faster – the benefits of a typical 30 minute workout in half the time.

With HIIT you alternate periods of short, intense exercise with easier recovery periods.

Our news partners at Consumer Reports say HIIT “appears to be an effective and time-efficient way to take things up a notch.”

Research shows it significantly reduces heart disease risks and blood pressure, and may protect against type 2 diabetes.

You don’t have to be an athlete to do this. Consumer Reports says anyone can benefit from high-intensity interval training. “Older adults may see more benefits than younger folks,” they write.

Check with your doctor first. If you get the OK, then gradually incorporate HIIT into your workouts when you…

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