High intensity interval training (HIIT) defines exercise that consists of intense bursts of activity mixed with moments of less intensity or even rest. Why are HIIT workouts beneficial? For one, they allow you to fit an effective workout into your busy schedule in a half hour or less, and they are so intense that you burn more fat during the hours after your workout than other forms of exercise.
There are thousands of people every year that make their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. THIS is the year you are going to shed those pounds, fit into your skinny jeans, and strut your new physique at work. This is the year you cut out all fast food, excess sugar, and finally work out the recommended amount every week. Yet, it never fails that come February, most people are out of the gym, back on the couch, and stuffing that ice cream into their mouths. So, what happened? You were SO incredibly motivated and excited about your new goals, but then when it came down to actually taking the steps to reach those goals, your motivation tanked. Why is that? Is it possible that you are sabotaging your own weight loss? That seems absurd doesn’t it? You are the one making those goals so why would you want to ruin them? Well, chances are you don’t even know you are doing it! Here is a comprehensive list of possible reasons your weight loss goals keep hitting the wayside and tips on how to prevent it from happening to YOU this year.