9 HIIT Exercises to Get Fit

Find out how to get fit without the gym, here!

9 HIIT Exercises to Get Fit

By Toni Gasparis

High intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, is a highly effective workout method. Here’s how it works: you do a variety of exercise moves intensely for 30 seconds and then to rest for 10 seconds. This routine gets your heart rate up and your body going. If you want to get healthy and fit without the hassle of the gym, try out some of these exercises.


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Squats

While squats are a slower range of motion, doing them consecutively really works out your leg muscles. To squat, start with your legs hip-width apart and slowly crouch down as if you were going to sit in a chair. Maintain your posture and balance while you hold the squatting position for a second, and then lift yourself back up into a standing position. If you want to take this exercise a step further add a small jump at the end when you release from your squat.

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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