Burst Training Improves Heart Health
While most brides-to-be try burst training (also known as HIIT) to lower their weight, another lovely effect is that it strengthens the heart. There are a number of awesome cardiovascular benefits with burst training
To prove just that, a study was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, where the conclusion was that a 6-week burst training program comprising moderate intensity and high intensity interval training resulted in several benefits for the heart. For one, it reduced cartorid arterial stiffness. It also improved lactate threshold and heart rate dynamics. And this is only what researchers have studied so far in terms of the heart benefits of burst training.
Another study also shows that burst training is effective in treating hypertension and reducing arterial stiffness. This was the result after people underwent 2 40-minute sessions of exercises under the burst training program.
As a bride, why would you want this additional benefit in your exercise program? All the running around and intense preparations for the wedding will wear down your stamina — and you might begin to realize that your heart is not really as strong as you thought.
With burst training, you won’t only lose weight. You will also have the added benefit of developing your stamina. Besides, after you tie the knot, you will have some major lifestyle changes, and the added stamina will help you keep up with the changes and better handle any stress that might come along.
It’s best to start an exercise regimen that improves your overall health early, well before the wedding. This way, you can carry on the same habits even after you get married. It’s all part of preparing for a full and healthy life ahead. And we all know a healthy heart drastically improves your quality of life. Don’t you think that’s a great way to prepare for a happily ever after?
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