Are you sick of hiding your belly under baggy tops or buying your pants a size too big so your stomach won’t spill over the waistband?
You’re not alone.
Belly fat ranks as women’s number-one biggest body complaint.
Beyond making us cringe when we look in the mirror, belly fat is even more frightening on the inside, increasing our risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Unfortunately, belly fat simply expands as we age.
To conquer your over-40 belly once and for all, fitness experts found your solution. This exercise is known as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
What is the best HIIT workout? High-Intensity Interval Training has become a popular way to burn more fat, improve endurance, and build strength. It’s a training method that has been effective for many people.
Super-efficient HIIT is the ideal workout for a busy schedule—whether you want to squeeze in a workout during your lunch break or to get in shape for a fast-approaching event. Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of interval training (done three times a week) than the girl jogging on the treadmill for an hour.
Not only do you burn more calories during an HIIT workout, but the effect of all that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive. That means you burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after an HIIT workout than you do after, say, a steady-pace run.
You can do it in a boat, you can do it with a goat. You can do it here or there, you can do it anywhere! Dr. Seuss would have loved HIIT. Since it’s such a simple concept—go at maximum effort for a short period of time followed by a recovery period and repeat—you can adapt it to whatever time and space constraints you have.