22-Min Workout

Turn up your fat burn! 

Many people think that consistently doing hard and long cardio workouts is the best way to burn fat. However, high intensity “chronic cardio” may be sabotaging your efforts, leading to fatigue and stress. 

The key to getting continual benefits is by alternating LISS (low-intensity steady-state) and HIIT (High intensity interval training). 
While HIIT is an effective workout for improving health and performance, it’s not necessary to do HIIT every day.
Including low-intensity, steady state options can help you achieve optimum mitochondrial function, *metabolic health, fat loss, and aerobic fitness. 

Today’s 22-minute low-intensity steady state cardio (LISS) routine includes to keep your mitochondria healthy, and your heart rate moderately elevated but steady. If you feel you can go harder, I’ve included ways to increase the intensity, such as jumping for a popup. 

Keep your mitochondria healthy!

As we age, mitochondria begin to function less efficiently.

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, converting energy from food into cellular energy. 
When mitochondria start to shrivel, all of its functions are less efficient, and you may experience certain symptoms, including lower energy levels…memory loss…foggy brain 😯 

The more robust mitochondria you have, the more energy you can generate. 

Preserving your current mitochondria, and encouraging your cells to create more may lengthen your lifespan. One of the main proponents of aging and disease is mitochondrial dysfunction. 

How can you keep your mitochondria from shriveling?

Low-intensity steady-state training.  LISS workouts improve your mitochondrial function, number, flexibility, and efficiency.