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Anaerobic exercise, or interval workouts, are an important part of getting physically fit and staying healthy for the mind and body. An anaerobic workout is one where your heart rate is elevated and you’re using your muscles at a high intensity for a short period of time. You then take a rest, let your heart rate come down and repeat.

It is important to add this type of exercise to your routine for several different reasons. Not only will it help with weight loss, but it will increase the strength of your heart and lungs. A stronger heart reduces the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Exercise also releases endorphins helping improve your mood and reduce built up stress and frustration. You will have more energy and sleep better.

An example of an anaerobic workout is a kickboxing class. At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts a kickboxing class achieves an interval workout by using explosive boxing and kickboxing combinations. These techniques done in explosive bursts of speed help increase muscle strength and definition. With consistent exercise you can achieve a healthy body and mind.

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