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Cardiovascular activity increases both heart rate and oxygen consumption. As well as improving fitness levels and boosting metabolism, cardio workouts have also been shown to enhance brain functioning in areas such as memory and learning.
Take to the barre for a high-energy dance workout, try out circuit training in the gym or opt for high intensity interval training (HIIT). One of the most popular cardio workouts on the fitness scene, HIIT is a favourite among personal trainers; hailed for its fat-burning benefits and reduced workout time. Motivational group sessions are ideal for this kind of workout, or for those who prefer to exercise at home, HIIT also be done via online videos such as this 45-minute Barry's Bootcamp-style workout. Short on time? Try this amazing 5-minute workout with Hiitgirl.
what to wear to workout
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High-intensity training requires kit that is comfortable and sweat-wicking. In order to push yourself during workouts, Sweaty Betty recommends lightweight tops, supportive sports bras and fitted, high-stretch bottoms that allow for greater freedom of movement from track to treadmill.
High-stretch capability in both tops and bottoms for an unrestricted workout in terms of movement and flexibility. Don't waste energy fighting the fabric, choose high-stretch pieces and focus your efforts on training.
Functional designs including anti-chafe flatlocked seams. Compression fabric will enhance performance and aid recovery.
The must-have accessories from water bottles to kit bags to runner's pockets.