Use interval training to rev up your workout
Walk for the same amount of time at the same intensity day in and day out and your body will get as bored with your workout as you do. Throw in some variety with interval training, which involves changing the intensity of your workout throughout your exercise session. “The metabolic processes that must occur during a HIIT workout require much more ‘participation’ from your cells than a lower-intensity workout like walking,” explains Lesley Bell, who has a bachelor of science and is a Personal Trainer and Brain Health Coach at Pacific Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. “There is much more depletion of nutrients and minerals during an anaerobic workout like interval training, so drinking afterward, especially on an empty stomach, is going to leave you vulnerable to a toxicity much quicker.” Learn more about how to rev your metabolism with high-interval training.
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