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RED FEB – HIIT for Heart Heath

This month we are focusing on heart health, and specifically, the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This form of training has been associated with several cardiovascular benefits and heart health. These are:

Improved Cardiovascular Fitness: HIIT is known to enhance cardiovascular fitness by improving the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently. This can lead to increased stroke volume and cardiac output, which are indicators of a healthier cardiovascular system.

Reduced Resting Heart Rate meaning that the heart becomes more efficient at pumping blood.

Lower Blood Pressure and improvements in the inner lining of blood vessels.

Increased levels of good cholesterol leading to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Enhanced Insulin Sensitivity leading tooverall metabolic health and can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Reduced Inflammation: HIIT has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing inflammation markers in the body.

Weight Management: HIIT is effective for burning calories and promoting weight loss or weight maintenance, reducing cardiovascular risk factors.

Download the attached file for YOUR CHALLENGE for the month! (Also available at the Gym). 

Remember to adjust the intensity based on your fitness level and listen to your body. If you experience any discomfort or pain, it’s advisable to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider.

It’s important to note that while HIIT offers numerous benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with existing health conditions or those new to exercise should consult with a healthcare professional or fitness expert before starting a HIIT program. Additionally, a well-rounded exercise routine that includes a mix of aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises is generally recommended for overall cardiovascular health.

Kyogle Together Inc. acknowledges the Gullibul, Githabul, Wahlubal and Banjalang people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters within the Kyogle Local Government Area, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.