On a time crunch?

If you’re looking for a better way to burn fat and improve your resting metabolic rate, you may want to consider High Intensity Interval Training (HITT) opposed to long distance endurance training. HITT involves short intense anaerobic exercises with less-intense recovery periods. Anaerobic exercise promotes the building of speed, power, and strength. You engage fast-twitch muscles and cause the body to form lactic acid by means of converting glucose, fructose, and sucrose to cellular energy to be used for the high intensity exercise. This type of engagement allows similar biochemical muscles changes to occur as 10.5 hours of endurance training by performing a combined total of 2.5 hours of sprint interval training. Additionally, HITT improves resting metabolic rate (RMR) because the high intensity causes greater post-exercise oxygen consumption. So while thanksgiving break comes around and you’d rather be sitting around watching football or eating, make sure to get out and at least get in a quick 30 minute HITT workout.

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