Improve Your Fitness This Summer – Total Body Workout

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The warm summer days are a perfect opportunity to exercise outdoors. This can include running, jogging, cycling or simply going for a walk in the nearby park; playing sports (e.g tennis, football etc.) is another great way to workout while having fun at the same time.

High intensity interval training, also known as Tabata, has shown to be an effective way to improve the body’s ability to use oxygen and thus lead to better endurance (using aerobic energy system) and strength (using anaerobic energy systems) as well as overall exercise performance. This in turn leads to greater benefits gained from the exercise programme.

If you are looking to lose some weight, tone up or simply add variety to you exercise routine this workout video can be a useful way to do so in the comfort if your own home. Once you have given it a try, you can implement some of these exercise variations outdoors too.

 

 

 

When it comes to fitness your diet is also an important factor to consider. For pre- and post-workout meal ideas click here.

 

 

 

References:

1.Tabata Training – Definition – http://exercise.about.com/od/exerciseglossaryterms/g/Tabata.htm

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