Interval workouts can increase endurance, burn more calories

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Updated Friday, May 10 at 1:28 PM

Mimi Jung set a goal of running a 15k next month as her goal for the "Get Fit" challenge. She had been working out regularly, but is changing up her routine for this new goal. Mimi has started High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to help her increase her speed, endurance, and burn more calories.

Team doctor Emily Cooper from Seattle Performance Medicine said that HIIT workouts can help women over 45 increase their fitness level more. However, it's important to warmup and cool down properly because risk of injury is higher.

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