What is it about high intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves us feeling so good?
There really is no greater feeling than that buzzy bliss that follows a satisfying sweat session. And apart from the fact that we’re left with the instant gratification of knowing we’ve just torched a load of calories (score!) – a release of healthy endorphins is usually to thank for that post-workout buzz.
There’s a few reasons why HIIT is a great option for an instant mood lifter.
1 – it’s short and effective. HIIT can transform you from moody to motivated in as quick as 15-minutes.
2 – you can do it just about anywhere. Head outside for some interval sprints, challenge yourself to some stair runs or get stuck into a quick cardio circuit at home.
3 – it can benefit your brain in more ways than just boosting your mood. More on that here.
Get those endorphins flowing with one of these HIIT workouts – stat.
HIIT Workout 1:
Complete circuit 3 times:
- 400m run
- 21 dumbbell thrusters
- 15 push ups
- 9 pull ups (use band if you need)
- 30 seconds rest
HIIT Workout 2:
Complete circuit 4 times:
- 20 calorie row
- 1 minute battle ropes
- 1 minute sled
- 15 calorie airbike
- 1 minute rest
National Fitness Manager, Anytime Fitness – Kate Allott
With a career spanning 10 years as a dancer, Kate has always been fascinated by human body movement. This active background launched her into a new career in personal training, before moving into the position of National Fitness Manager at Anytime Fitness Australia. Kate’s holistic view of health and fitness is driven by her passion to educate Australians about the link between physical fitness and mental health. For Kate, it’s all about wellness, movement, and doing what you love.