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Get moving with HIIT desk workouts

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High intensity interval training is a popular fitness trend. HIIT workouts alternate longer periods of low to moderate exertion with short periods of high intensity work and are known to improve fitness levels, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss, reports Reuters.

Experts are now trying to bring this mindset into America’s offices to help sedentary cube-dwellers be ­fitter.

In his new book, The Burst! Work­­out: The Power of 10-Minute Inter­­val Training, exercise physiologist Sean Foy says that even 10 minutes of activity in the office can improve one’s fitness level. He suggests exercises such as chair jogging, wall pushups, marching in place or air-boxing. Foy says even one minute of exertion is better than nothing; the key is to improve over time.

— Adapted from “High Intensity Interval Training commutes to the cubicle,” Dorene Internicola, Reuters.

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