Working at a higher intensity, even for just 30-60 seconds, puts your body into calorie-burning mode so you can have shorter workouts that give you a little more bang for your buck!  If you’re like me, and don’t necessarily have 1 hour to spend on a workout 3-4 times per week, this is such a great option!   Just a few benefits include:

So, what might you do?  If you usually just walk, try walking some stairs or going uphill for a short period of time to get your heart-rate up a little more than usual.  You can apply this principle of interval training to almost any exercise you do, just up the intensity for 20-30 seconds then continue your regular exercise for 1-2 minutes, then up the intensity again…alternate as such.