Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Workout
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, but it’s not too late to make plans. Whether you’ve got a hot date or you’re hitting the town solo, I believe you should fully celebrate the holiday. If you really want to step it up and get your heart pumping, why not complete a Valentine’s Day workout as well? February is Heart Health Month, after all.
If you’re ready to have a blast while taking care of the ol’ ticker, you should definitely jump on the High Intensity Interval Training bandwagon. HIIT workouts alternate between intense bursts of exercise and less intense periods of recovery. When completed correctly, these workouts improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase your overall fat burn, and boost your metabolism.
The following holiday-themed HIIT workout is as effective as it is fun. Work your way through each “heart” to complete one circuit and then start all over again. For each move, use an all-out effort for 30 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest.