Today we are going to talk about fitness training. Remember this is very beneficial for those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Fitness can help you gain confidence and strength and lessen the effects of triggers. So let's talk about HIITs.
HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. You can do HIITs anytime, any place.
For example, while walking in your neighborhood warm-up for a few minutes then go into a brisk walk for a few houses or blocks, then slow down and rest walk. Continue this type of pace throughout your walk. If you need to jog for a bit to make your interval intense enough I recommend doing that.
Some benefits of HIIT programs are:
1. You build stamina and improve your metabolism. Because you speed up and slow down throughout your workout you are training your body to build stamina. Over the matter of a few weeks of HIIT you will find improved stamina!
2. Improves heart function. Because you take your heart rate up and bring it back down you work your heart and make it work more effectively.
3. Aid in weight loss in as little as one or two workouts per week. 😁
4. Improve aerobic fitness, blood glucose levels, fat loss, and overall fitness levels.
Other things about HIIT that you might want to know:
The rest interval is an important part of interval training. If you aren’t resting between intervals, you’re not doing HIIT!
Without adequate rest, the body is unable to recover from the short bursts of higher intensity work, which eliminates the possibility to sustain a high level of intensity for the entire length of the exercise session (Seiler, 2009)
Generally speaking, the higher the intensity of the interval, the shorter its duration, and the longer the recovery period.