They say slow and steady wins the race.
Do Low-Intensity Steady State Cardio (LISS), which involves longer periods, 30 to 60 minutes, of exercise, especially walking, at a lower heart rate. There are loads of benefits of LISS workouts and you're going to love each and every one of them.
The phrase LISS was made famous by the personal trainer and boyfriend of Bikini Guide queen Kayla Itsines, whose name is Toby, saying it represents the exercise, the heart rate and the intensity of the cardio.
Here are all the reasons to do LISS workouts.
1. Stress Reduction
One of the benefits of LISS is that it forces you to slow down, rather than fitting as much exertion as possible into a short amount of time.
2. Lower Cortisol Levels
LISS has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, a stress-triggered hormone that goes straight to the belly, causing the most dangerous kind of fat.
LISS is good for people at every fitness level so give it a try today.
It's very rare to see injuries with LISS.
If you need a mood boost, LISS makes you feel uplifted.
6. Reduces Large Health Issues
LISS has been show to lower heart disease, diabetes and even fatigue.
7. Weight Loss
LISS is excellent for weight loss.
LISS can be done by anyone, anywhere at any time.
If you need something with an easy to stick to routine, LISS is for you.
LISS is used by bodybuilders, fitness models and athletes.
Other forms of LISS include, biking, swimming, treadmill, rowing, elliptical, etc. Remember to keep your intensity low, but your effort consistent.