HIIT for Moms: Maximum Benefits, Minimum Time

As moms, It can be nearly impossible to fit in a workout.  As soon as our feet hit the ground in the morning we are making lunches, bussing kids around, running errands, volunteering at the kids’ school, bussing kids around some more, cooking dinner, helping with homework, bathing kids, tucking kids into bed, cleaning the house…and then it’s time for bed again! How do we fit in a little time for ourselves?

Did you know that you don’t need a huge amount of time to give your body an amazing, fat-burning workout? High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT workouts) do just that! HIIT workouts alternate between short bursts of intense activity with fixed periods of less-intense activity or rest.  In as little as 20 minutes you can be done with your workout and on your way which makes them the ideal workout for moms on the go.  Research has shown that with three short HIIT workouts a week, you can achieve more progress than with an hour of jogging on the treadmill. Also, just 2 weeks of HIIT training can improve your aerobic capacity as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training!

In addition to it’s fat-burning benefits, interval training stimulates production of HGH (human growth hormone) during the 24 hours after your workout. HGH is responsible for increasing our metabolisms which means you’ll continue to burn more fat and calories in the 24-hour period after your workout than you would with a steady state workout.

Another benefit of HIIT training? There’s no equipment necessary! You can do these exercises anytime, anywhere!

Try the following HIIT workout for an effective, quick workout that will deliver results!

HIIT workout graphic

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