Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
How Adding Flaxmeal to My Smoothies Helped Me Lose Weight
Holiday Fitness
After the Feast: Managing the Pain and Bloat of Your Food Baby
Your Healthy Guide to Hitting Up New York City

Why High-Intensity Workouts Are Important

3 Reasons Why High-Intensity Workouts Are Essential

If your goal is to get fit this year, hopefully, you've been reading our tips on how to motivate yourself to go to the gym, and being inspired by readers in our Fit Community. And now that you've gotten into a routine with your workouts, it's time to decide how you'll be switching it up to maximize your time in the gym or on the road.

Interval and high-intensity training are perfect ways to do just that, and are an important part of meeting your weight loss and fitness goals. Need more motivation for incorporating them into your weekly workout? Read on for three important reasons to add high-intensity training to your fitness sessions.

  • It helps you get out of a fitness rut. Adding some high-intensity muscle reps once a week or adding interval training to your cardio routine will help you get past boredom during your workouts.
  • It saves you time. You should be modifying your workout every two to three weeks, so upping the cardio intensity will mean you can fit in a fast, efficient workout into your busy schedule.
  • It targets belly fat. Faster-paced workouts help your body release fat-burning hormones, which burn fat both during your workouts as well as long after you've showered off the sweat. In addition, intense workouts target the fat we store around our midsections especially, which is important in lowering the risk of certain diseases.
Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Tantrum Workout Class | Video
Yoga Instructor With Down Syndrome | Video
SUP Yoga Workout | Video
Amputee Ballerina | Video
How to Get Free Boutique Fitness Classes
Goat Yoga Classes (Video)
Teen Boxer Fights to Wear a Hijab (Video)

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds