High-intensity interval training (HITT) workouts are becoming increasingly more popular as studies show as little as four minutes of exercise can improve your health. Photo: Shutterstock
High-intensity interval training (HITT) workouts are becoming increasingly more popular as studies show as little as four minutes of exercise can improve your health. Photo: Shutterstock
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1 hour of HIIT exercise a week is as effective as 5 hours of moderate activity, research shows

  • ‘Low-volume’ HIIT of less than 20 minutes, three times a week, is as effective as the WHO’s recommended 300 minutes of moderate activity a week, researchers say
  • As little as four minutes of HIIT three times per week can significantly improve blood sugar levels and cardiorespiratory fitness, another report says

High-intensity interval training (HITT) workouts are becoming increasingly more popular as studies show as little as four minutes of exercise can improve your health. Photo: Shutterstock
High-intensity interval training (HITT) workouts are becoming increasingly more popular as studies show as little as four minutes of exercise can improve your health. Photo: Shutterstock
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