Working out for 10 minutes is better than nothing at all.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opting for several short workouts is just as effective than long-duration workouts. For many people, working out on a busy schedule isn’t reasonable, so they skip the gym altogether. After all, who really has the time to squeeze 30 to 60 minutes of exercise? Instead, some individuals are opting for 3 to 6, 10-minute sessions to meet their physical expectations. Want more reason why shorter is better? Continue reading!
The duration of a workout doesn’t matter. When you want to reap the benefits of physical activity, you can go to the gym for an hour, or consider shorter workouts all in a day’s worth. Nonetheless, it is imperative to add up to 150-300 minutes of physical activity per week to gain important health benefits such as boost your metabolism, reduce your risk to some cancers, a lower risk of diabetes, a lower risk of high blood pressure, increase muscle performance, and weight loss. We’re talking about including a total of two and half hours per week to increase your longevity! If you think about it, that isn’t a lot of time and effort.
If you can fit extra time in your day to go for a longer workout — a total of 30 to 60 minutes on a few days — by all means, do it! If you’re looking to lose weight, we suggest completing a total of 300 minutes every week to see some progress. Make sure to create a challenging workout, but not too intense that you’re unable to perform. If you need to take a break, do so in short periods and resume again.
When you want to build strength and endurance, you might find interval training to be quite successful because it alternates the levels of intensities. One moment, you’re vigorously exercising, and the next minute, you’re doing moderate intervals. Moderately intense levels are designed as a short recovery; so you’re not always huffing and puffing. Ensure you’re adding aerobics and strength training to reap the health benefits.
Despite what you’ve been taught, adding a little bit of time and effort to exercising is crucial when you’re looking at the long haul. The more you exercise, the more calories you burn even if the progress is slow. It doesn’t matter whether you’re squeezing a few 30-minute workouts per day or several 15-minute workouts — you can benefit from every session. Take note, you have to accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week meaning your workouts has to be at least 10 minutes each time. For instance, you can try 10 minutes during your lunch break or by waking up 20 minutes earlier. You can also workout while you’re watching TV as jumping jacks, squats, and lunges are pretty much stationary.
Did you know that one minute of vigorous-intensity activities is similar to two minutes of moderate-intensity workouts? Having said that, don’t go through the motions of exercising. Push your body to do the work to gain maximal results. Remember, you need to burn a total of 3,500 calories every week to lose a total of 1 pound. To lose weight, cut back on your food intake and add more physical activity per day.
20 lunge kickers
20 plie squats
20 fire hydrants
20 leg swings
20 alternating split jumps
20 mountain climbers
20 jumping jacks
Repeat 3 times
There isn’t any shortcuts to losing weight or staying healthy, but we urge you to put in the effort. Even if you squeeze in a few 15-minute workout every day is better than having a sedentary lifestyle.