Simpler Is Better: Exercise For 25 Minutes A Week
Who doesn’t want to be fit?
But let’s be honest. While you wish to attain the shape of your dreams, how much time do you dedicate to your health? Are you a regular gym member? Do you religiously take time out for exercising daily? Or are you amongst those who excuse that they don’t have enough time to exercise?
Given how most of your day is spent behind the wheel, it may indeed be hard to take time out for a lengthy workout. But know that your health is important too.
And if time constraint is your only issue, here is some good news.
While most physical trainers and exercise blogs recommend dedicating over 150 minutes to exercise every week (that means approximately 30 minutes each day), recent studies have just turned the game in your favor.
Researchers at the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology have proved that short bursts of exercise done with maximum effort is just as effective as full, lengthy workouts.
It puts down the traditional belief that exercises provide health benefits only when you sustain the activity for at least ten consecutive minutes. The study shows that performing short bursts of vigorous activity, twice or thrice daily are equally, if not more effective than former practices.
So in short, you don’t need to worry about taking time out for the gym or giving up on exercises altogether just because you don’t have time.
Here’s an easy way to get started.
Do a 3-minute plank followed by 25 pushups, twice a day and you will see the results within a few days. This hardly takes five minutes, can be done anywhere, plus saves you the time commuting to and from the gym. Not to mention, it saves your money as well.