If you are not finding time in your schedule to go to the gym, don’t worry - a study has found that working out at home not only saves you time and money but also increases adherence to the programme.
The study investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training (Home-HIT) programme and studied its benefits for clinically obese individuals.
The researchers were interested in whether Home-HIT is a time-efficient strategy that helps to reduce common exercise barriers such as difficulty with access to exercise facilities due to travel time and cost.
For the study, 32 obese people completed a 12-week exercise programme and found that home-based HIT was as effective as both the supervised, gym-based HIT programme for improving fitness in obese individuals.
The results found that a Home-HIT for previously inactive individuals gives people a more attainable exercise goal.