The C Word


Cardio.

It’s a word that fills some with dread, to others, it’s simply a tool, and there are of course those who genuinely do love it.

Cardiovascular exercise, or cardio, has been the topic of discussion in the fitness industry for years now, with many researchers giving their own opinion on the most useful, effective, and efficient types of training. Recently, there has been a total boom in the popularity of HIIT, you can’t scroll through Instagram or read a fitness blog without encountering the new-cardio based fad.

HIIT seems to be sold as a new, magical discovery, appearing to promise a calorie burn of 1000’s in a very short space of time.

Is HIIT the miracle alternative to slugging away on the treadmill we’ve all been hoping for?

Probably not.

But does it have its proven benefits?

Absolutely.