Updated: Nov 20, 2019
Hitting 40 is a milestone that some women, including myself, dread particularly if you are concerned about losing weight, shedding stubborn belly fat or preserving muscle mass as age tears it down. The good news is that there are lots of ways to add more appropriate lifestyle changes into your life, in particular a type of workout that is the most beneficial for people that don't have enough time to exercise.
As we grow older, we are going to find it harder to stay active compared to when we were younger. But since being active is one of the key to increase your lifespan, alongside the right nutrition and a positive attitude, HIIT workouts do just the trick.
HIIT is a training technique which involves intense bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by varied periods of low-intensity active rest, or complete rest. Not only are they short, which means that you can squeeze them into your schedule, they are also extremely effective as a form of exercise too.
Here are some of the benefits:
Improved lean body mass
Improved insulin sensitivity
Improved mitochondrial function
Burns fat faster in short period of time
Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
Can also lead to better sleep and lots of energy.
Lowers triglyceride levels
Helps with muscle-ageing and wasting
How much time is required? Only 10 to 30 minutes a day.
For additional HIIT sessions, here are some apps you might want to try at home: