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Power Through the Holidays with Infrared Cardio

Don’t let the holidays set your fitness into a state of regression this year. Get out in front of the massive calorie intake and counter it with massive calorie burn this year. The most efficient way to do this is with infrared cardio training. The absorption of infrared energy during a workout accelerates fat oxidation, stimulates the cell mitochondria and increases circulation.

The acceleration of fat oxidation occurs when the body requires more oxygen for exercise. It is in that cardio workout, oxygen reliant state where more fat is oxidized (broken down) in the body to produce energy. In this process the components of the fat molecules are metabolized and ultimately eliminated through various physiological pathways including breathing, sweating and excretion, all of which can be accelerated and made more efficient through the use of infrared cardio fitness training.

Proper breathing is crucial during cardio, and, did you know that more than 80% of fat burning occurs through the lungs. That’s right, according to new research findings (1) breathing is the main pathway for fat to leave your body!

Infrared speeds up your metabolism too. When the radiant vibrations of far infrared light (FIR) hit the energy producing mitochondria in the cells of your body the production of ATP is enhanced (2), and thereby the process of metabolism is sped up.

When infrared penetrates the skin, nitric oxide is released causing vasodilation for a relaxing of the blood vessels to allow more blood flow. More blood flow increases the detoxification process allowing more toxic waste to exit the body. This improved circulation cleansing effect helps to make all of the bodily functions more efficient.

To sum it up, infrared cardio training always delivers more workout in less time which is especially important during the holidays. You can power through the holidays if you jump right back into, or if it’s new to you, jump in for the first time to a program that includes infrared cardio. There’s no reason to wait until January, do it the day after Christmas!

As an important side note, I want to remind everyone that HOTWORX is releasing a new workout on December 27th called HOT STRETCH. You will experience an incredible flexibility “workout” with this new session, but it will also provide you with ample cardio conditioning. Stretching has now been reimagined by HOTWORX!, and, I can tell you that the after workout high you feel from HOT STRETCH is extraordinary, one of a kind. The cardio work is on point too with this new workout type and you will burn as many calories in HOT STRETCH as you do in Hot Yoga!

So, why not get ahead of your fitness resolution this year and start right after Christmas?! Don’t wait for January 2nd. Fifteen minutes a day of HOT infrared HIIT training is all that it takes to power through the pre-January binge to keep you ahead of the holidays this year.


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Stephen P. Smith, MA
CEO and Creator of HOTWORX, Author, Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player, Certified Professional Trainer


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