No Time? Try a 15-Minute Workout – better than nothing at all.
The Benefits of Short Workouts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opting for several short workouts is as effective as long-duration workouts. For many people, working out on a busy schedule isn’t reasonable, so they skip the gym altogether. After all, who has the time to squeeze in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise? Instead, some individuals opt for 3 to 6 10-minute sessions to meet their physical expectations. Want more reasons why shorter is better? Continue reading!
Reap the Health Benefits
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 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 boosting your metabolism, reducing your risk of some cancers, a lower risk of diabetes, a lower risk of high blood pressure, increasing muscle performance, and weight loss. We’re talking about including two and a half hours weekly to increase your longevity! If you think about it, that isn’t a lot of time and effort.
Complete a 300-Minute Workout Per Week.
If you can fit extra time in your day to go for a longer workout — 30 to 60 minutes on a few days — by all means, do it! If you want to. We suggest completing 300 minutes weekly to see progress. But not too intense that you cannot perform. If you need a break, do so quickly 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 intensity. 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.
Try Multiple Short Workouts
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 in a few 30-minute workouts per day or several 15-minute workouts — you can benefit from every session. Take note. You have to accumulate 150 minutes of exercise per week meaning your workouts have to be at least 10 minutes each time. For instance, you can try 10 minutes during your lunch break or waking up 20 minutes earlier. You can also work out while watching TV, as jumping jacks, squats, and lunges are pretty much stationary.
Focus on Burning Calories
Did you know 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, reduce your food intake and add more daily physical activity.
15-Minute Workout Interval
– 20 squats
– 20 lunge kickers
– 20 plie squats
– 20 fire hydrants
– 20 leg swings
– 20 situps
– 20 pushups
– 20 alternating split jumps
– 20 mountain climbers
– 20 jumping jacks
– Repeat 3 times
There aren’t any shortcuts to losing weight or staying healthy, but w at HiDow International urge you to put in the effort. Even if you squeeze in a few 15-minute workouts every day is better than having a sedentary lifestyle.