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LOW INTENSITY EXERCISE

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Move over, HIIT! LISS, or low intensity steady state, is having a moment. Swanky gyms like London’s Equinox are building classes around it, and Queen of Insta-fitness Kayla Itsines swears by it. Basically, it is about exercising at a steady pace for 40-60 minutes, and it’s the perfect way to counterbalance HIIT. In fact, research that pitted HIIT against LISS saw people get the same weight loss. It’s even better when you combine them, and it’s easy to add to your regime – walking, running, swimming, rowing, cycling, or gym equipment like a cross trainer. To do it right, you should be quite breathless, so you couldn’t easily hold a conversation, but not panting. Think a 40-minute jog that keeps your body steadily ticking, rather than sprints. It’s a more mindful way to work out, and one we can get behind wholeheartedly.

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Eat yourself healthier this autumn with our special Food Issue! Inside, you’ll find delicious recipes to help you fight off colds, beat the bloat and get glowing skin. We reveal the results of our food survey – including what you really think about the trend for clean eating – and launch our #snackhappy campaign. Plus, how to recharge your sex drive, cut your breast cancer risk and the truth about feeling low in winter. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!
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