High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a broad term for short periods of intense movement followed by short recovery periods. 


It’s completely relevant to how fit you are. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, then simply standing up and sitting down a few times can be defined as HIIT training. For others, it might be a 30-second full sprint up a steep hill before walking back down and repeating. 

One of the big advantages of HIIT training is getting the maximum benefit from minimal time.

Five minutes before breakfast can set you up for the day. Many HIIT benefits include:

  • Can easily be done from home with little or no equipment
  • Burns more calories than traditional exercise
  • Those calories can continue to burn for hours after the session
  • Targets fat burning systems in the body like traditional exercise but in a much shorter time
  • Improves lean muscle mass
  • Improves oxygen consumption
  • Improves heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improves blood sugar regulation


HIIT training is an extremely efficient way to exercise, especially suited to our busy lives. Valeo Wellbeing coaches can help you to smoothly implement HIIT into your daily routine and start reaping its health benefits.