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The Pros and Cons of High Impact Exercise

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High impact exercises can be intimidating even for someone who is in relatively good shape. Yet, people pursuing fitness are increasingly opting for this form of exercise over steady, low impact workouts. Since it can be hard to keep up with intense workouts for long periods without giving into fatigue, most high impact fitness routines alternate with periods of rest or low impact exercise. This has given rise to what is popularly known as High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT in short). So, is this workout method right for you? To help you answer this question, let’s have a look at the pros and cons of high impact exercise.

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Is HIIT Alone Enough to Meet Your Fitness Goals?

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HIIT is high intensity interval training, which is a style of exercise where there are bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by short breaks. After a HIIT exercise session, you will burn more calories throughout the rest of the day, longer than you would with other styles of exercise.

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