For many of the same reasons we love Tabata workouts, interval training is a great way to push your body. Not only is it an ideal technique for runners trying to stick to their time goals and build up their stamina, but interval training also aids in weight loss.
For those individuals who've had difficulty letting go of that muffin top, an interval workout may be your ticket to success. Alternating between periods of pushing your body to the max with rest periods has been proven to help you lose belly fat. Interval training also revs up your metabolism! In a study from the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers found that periods of intense cardio can fire up certain genes that initiate the fat-burning process.
If you're not sure where to start, this 35-minute interval running playlist for beginners alternates between periods of running and walking. Pump-up music will keep your enthusiasm going and a smile on your face. You'll find that a good attitude is half the battle!