Fit, slim and smart

Fit, slim and smart

Want to start with an exercise program to get fit, slim and smart? You will be surprised that HIIT exercises do all of that and helps with basic brain functions.

Get fit, slim and smart with exercising. To get the best results from exercises for brain function, the intensity of the workout must be high.  HIIT workouts are a form of functional training that keeps your heart rate up so you burn kilo-joules during the workout and even after the workout. Exercising regularly will also help with clearer thinking and memory. Exercise helps reduce insulin resistance, inflammation, and it stimulates the release of growth factors. These are the chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells.

Functional training and everyday life.

Wouldn’t it be great if a workout can help you to move better in everyday life? That is what functional training is all about. With a normal exercise routine, you tend to only isolate a certain muscle group. For example a bicep curl isolates the bicep muscle. Whereas a functional alternative will be to do bicep curls while shuffling between two cones as well as a squat once you reach the cone. Functional training exercises your whole body in different ways in order to strengthen your entire body and give you a well rounded workout. This will help you in everyday life because as your body gets stronger moving around gets easier.

You burn more energy for up to 24 hours after your workout.

When you do high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) you burn a lot of kilojoules even after you have finished your actual workout. This is due to excessive ports exercise oxygen consumption (epoc). Your body needs to take up more oxygen to recover from a H.I.I.T. session. As a result, you will have a higher metabolism for hours after your session has finished. This is called the afterburn.

H.I.I.T exercises do not only make you look good.

H.I.I.T exercise Helps with the formation of new brain cells. It Helps the brains neuroplasticity and it improves the density of your brain cells. H.I.I.T increases the secretion of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is like fertilizer for the brain and it optimises brain function. Exercising also enhances the secretion of endorphins like dopamine and serotonin. These endorphins increase the feeling of happiness and help with concentration. The thought of exercising may seem boring and tedious but the act of exercising will make you feel better mentally and physically.

Fit@Nature provides a gym that is so much more than just a gym.

We have curated exercises for busy lives and fused the gym experience with a relaxing, natural and green environment. If you are office bound most days of your week, functional exercise will help you to maintain good posture and excellent health. The natural environment helps to distress you after a long day. Join Fit@Nature and you may even find that you enjoy working out! The only thing you have to lose is unwanted weight and a bad attitude!