HIIT Tag

LISS? Have you heard of it? We're betting the majority of you haven't - essentially LISS stands for "low intensity steady state". We took some time out with Accredited Exercise Physiologist Beth Sheehan to get the low down on LISS. If you were to explain low intensity steady state or LISS to a beginner what would you say? Low intensity steady state is any form of activity or movement that requires about 50% of your maximum heart rate.  It’s generally a low impact form of activity or exercise and many people use it as a daily activity e.g. walking, swimming, bike riding,...

HIIT Training or “High Intensity Interval Training” is all the hype at the moment and is easily among the top fitness trends for 2015-2016. Have you ever wondered why it is so effective at helping you reach your goals, whether that be weight loss or increasing your cardiovascular fitness?   High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training technique that has you push yourself in an all-out effort followed by a short and sometime active recovery, which is then repeated for multiple intervals. This style of training puts a large stress on your cardiovascular system and increases your body’s need for oxygen during...

If you have type 2 diabetes, exercise is absolutely essential for treating, and beating the condition altogether.   That’s right…beating it. Not just “controlling” or “managing” the problem, but actually reversing it. The best thing about exercising specifically for insulin resistance is that it exerts its effects very quickly. You don’t have to wait for 6-12 months to see changes, it can happen right in front of your eyes, and can last for up to 48 hours, some studies show. So with all the different programs available these days, which one is best for Diabetes and beating Insulin Resistance?   Why HIIT is Best for Beating Insulin Resistance   When...

Let’s face it - we are all time poor playing the many roles of life. Whether it is mother, father, son, daughter, friend or colleague, our lives appear busier every year with limited time left for ourselves. Getting your bang for buck has never been more important.   Today is the day, you’ve made the decision to look after yourself and have committed to training. So what type of exercise should you do with your limited time, and why? We all have varying objectives for our training. Some want to build muscle, some want to lose weight, and others are simply looking increase their...