Short bursts of intense exercise – known as HIIT – could help you get back into shape by summer and stay that way, a UNSW Sydney exercise physiology researcher says.
Running up an incline like a staircase is one example of doing HIIT – high-intensity interval training. UNSW Medicine researcher Dr Andrew Keech runs uphill near his home and says it’s a great, efficient way to keep fit. Photo: Shutterstock
Getting fit by exercising intensely for a few minutes a day, several times a week, might sound too good to be true if COVID-19 lockdown has left you with an expanded waistline.
And with the coming and going of exercise trends with catchy names and celebrity endorsements, it would be easy to dismiss high-intensity interval training (HIIT) as just another fad.
But it’s far from it and could be your answer to getting back into shape in