With the weather getting a little worse, and morning and nights being a little colder and darker. Its important to keep the intensity up during the colder months. With our penultimate challenge, we challenge you to heat things up a little. Whether its your own circuit or a class which increases your heart rate a little bit more, it will keep you warm during the colder months.
There are a number of increasing benefits of increasing your heart rate for your long term health.
- Research has shown that by increasing your heart on a regular basis can lead to a prolonged, healthier lifestyle 
- It allows your heart to pump blood, therefore oxygen more effectively around the body 
- It helps with your brain functions, by being more active, it will increase the blood flow to brain. In turn this will allow you to focus much more clearly 
- By increasing your heart rate, it helps to release the hormone endorphins, which help to boost your mood, and allowing you to feel more relaxed 
With these positive correlations between healthier heart and increase activity. We challenge you increase your heart rate a little more than you originally do. At what is most comfortable for you. Check in with your gym buddy to see if they are wanting to try the challenge!
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