Forget ‘non-surgical’ procedures, expensive creams and extensive treatments. According to recent findings, High Intensity Interval Training is the best anti-ageing tool available. Yes, that’s right. So if you want to defy the ageing process and if you want to start seeing looks of disbelief when you state your age, then it’s time to swap the eye serum for some HIIT sessions.
What makes us age?
If you’ve got kids, you’ll know part of the answer. But irrespective of your domestic situation, the older you get the less effectively your cells (or mitochondria) produce energy. That, in turn, decreases muscle tone. It leads to a loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin. In short, it makes you look older.
How does HIIT help to reduce the ageing process?
Resistance training will help you to improve your muscle tone and increase mass, but it doesn’t have the same kind of impact at a cellular level. That’s where HIIT comes in. A research team from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recently discovered that adding HIIT sessions to your resistance training routine offers the most effective method of increasing mitochondrial energy.
And effective is the word. The clinic trials showed that “HIIT training can apparently boost the mitochondria’s ability to generate energy by 69 percent among older subjects and 49 percent in a younger group”. The positive impact was also shown to include an increase in muscle mass as well as insulin sensitivity.
HIIT keeps you healthy
Aesthetics aside, HIIT also offers a highly effective way to maintain and improve the health of your heart, lungs and circulation. And whether you take a HIIT in the gym, the studio or the pool, Esquared gives you the flexibility to book your session on demand at some of London’s most sought after premium fitness venues.
Stay looking young. Keep feeling good. And download the free Esquared app now.