HIIT Decreases Cold and Flu

09 June

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Let’s face it. We all hate to be sick and nobody has time for it.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could increase your immunity and decrease your chances of the next flu bug or cold?  Well you can…and look and feel great as an added benefit!  New research is finding that vigorous exercise such as HITT intervals can help stave off the viruses and increase your immunity for common illness.

The Research

The Flusurvey done in the U.K. was an online survey with over 4,800 participants conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  The survey found that participants who exercised vigorously for at least 2.5 hours per week reduced their risk of developing flu-like illness by 10%!  Participants who exercised at a moderate pace had no change in their risk for illness.  Additional studies show that active people are less likely to get colds and recover more quickly from existing ones.

Make Your Workout Count

If you spend time working out, don’t miss out on the benefits of high-intensity intervals!  Not only is your workout 5X more effective, but you will also not have to make as many trips to the doctor for colds or this upcoming flu season!  Take advantage of this great summer weather and get your heart pumping so you will have a nice and strong immune system before you are exposed to another virus.

The Workout

High-intensity intervals are always a component of our 5XM workouts so you get the highest results for your time!  Check out our YouTube video that demonstrates how you can get your heart rate up regardless of your fitness level!  You can also take our HITT workouts on the go with our DVD training program! So have a great summer and gear up to ward off your next potential cold or when flu season rolls around in October!

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