5 HIIT Workouts To Power Your Immune System

5 HIIT Workouts To Power Your Immune System

Working out can bring a lot of health benefits with some desired results such as youthful skin, a stronger immune system and more energy! Stay, look and feel young with some added daily exercise while fighting away any sniffles or coughs.

Watch as you grow fitter, healthier and stronger with these 5 intense HIIT workouts guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your body, skin and immune system in tip-top condition!

 

1.     The Beginner Workout

Every journey begins with a single step, but we know that the first step is never easy. Fret not because here’s a simple HIIT workout to get you on the track to a fitter and healthier body!. Repeat this workout 2 – 3 times a week and persist for a month to see an improvement in your cardiorespiratory health.

Directions:

​Complete the following circuit four times, resting 1 minute after the last exercise in each round.

1. Pull-ups/push-ups – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
2. Jumping Jacks – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
3. Burpees – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
4. Crunches – As many as possible in 60 seconds.

 

(Article by Women’s Health Magazine, Fire Up Your Metabolism with These 4-Minute Workouts)

 

2. The Intermediate Workout

Taking a leaf out of Women’s Health workout suggestion, check out our new modified workout to improve your cardiovascular fitness and boost muscular endurance. Repeat this workout 2 – 3 times a week for a month to see an improvement in your overall fitness level and a toned fitter body.

Directions:

​Complete the following circuit five times, resting 1 minute after the last exercise in each round.

1. Squats – As much as possible in 60 seconds.
2. Push-ups – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
3. Mountain Climbers – As many as possible in 30 seconds for each leg, 60 seconds in total.
4. Lunges – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
5. Jumping Jacks – As many as possible in 60 seconds.

3. The Advanced Workout

If you jumped straight to the advanced workout,  you are probably  following a few “fitness inspirational” models on Instagram and have your favourite active wear/ workout gear ready  in a gym bag. While you think this workout might be a walk in the park for you, it doesn’t hurt to always try new workouts to see how you feel. Repeat this workout 3 – 4 times a week to get that chiseled body ready for bikini season!

Directions:

​Complete the following circuit four times, resting 1 minute after the last exercise in each round.

1. Sit-ups – 40 reps in 60 seconds.
2. Bear crawl – 40 reps in 60 seconds.
3. Long jump – 40 reps in 60 seconds.
4. High knee jogs – As fast as possible in 60 seconds.
5. Mountain climbers – As many as possible in 60 seconds.

 

4. Core Workout

A strong core protects the body by helping to stabilise it when in motion or during physical exertion. This in turn prevents issues like poor posture, lower back pain and injuries. Also, another benefit of having a strong core are cosmetic effects like having popping abs! Repeat this work 2 – 4 times a week to see results!

Directions

Complete the following circuit four times, resting 1 minute after the last exercise in each round.

1. Crunches – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
2. Bicycle Crunches As many as possible in 60 seconds.
3. Sit Ups – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
4. Butterfly kicks – As many as possible in 60 seconds.
5. Burpees – As many as possible in 60 seconds.

5. Upper Body Workout

If you always wanted to tone your upper body to achieve a fitter physique, here’s a workout for you! These exercises will target problem areas like underarm, back and near the shoulders to tone and sculpt for a body you can proud of. Repeat this workout 2 – 4 times a week to get in the zone!

Directions

Complete the following circuit four times, resting 1 minute after the last exercise in each round.

1. Push-ups – 40 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds.
2. Sit-up – 40 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds.
3. Plank – 40 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds.
4. Pull-ups – 40 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds.
5. Chair dips – 40 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds.

 

Experience the post-workout bliss

While you crush those workouts, remember to keep those forms in mind to work the appropriate muscles. Getting the heart rate up is key to working your body to keep you fit and healthy and reduces the chances of falling sick. Regardless of the end result, self-care and putting in the effort to keep your body healthy should be a priority.

Speaking of self-care, there are also options to achieve the youthful glow and look that comes with exercise. Consider going for non and minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments like Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation or Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers which can help you lift and provide that “glo-up” you always wanted.