These are the most common excuses for lack of exercise. Exercise combats stress, anxiety and invigorates your body! So why doesn’t everyone take advantage of this powerful tool? Most often, people think that exercise must be done for hours to gain benefits. This is not always true!
Interval Training is your solution! Short on time long on calories!
Most likely you can find 10 minutes twice a day or 20 minutes once a day to recharge yourself with exercise! One hour to complete cardio and weight training 3-4 times per week is optimal. However, each bit of exercise counts! When time is of the essence, interval training maximizes calories burned! Intervals can be employed with cardiovascular (aerobic) training, weight (anaerobic) training or both. The key is to keep your intensity high!
For cardio work, this can be done with machines or walking to your car. Do a moderate pace for 10 seconds or more, then a fast pace for the same and keep alternating in this fashion for 10 minutes. The intensity can be adjusted for every fitness level, just lengthen the interval time and/or pace. Alternating a cardiovascular exercise with weight training exercise is another interval method that will keep your heart rate up and burn calories!
In 10 minutes you can work several body parts with weight training. Weight training alone increases the metabolism and promotes fatloss. Whether combined with cardio training and intervals, or done on its own, weight training is an excellent way to stay in shape when you are short on time! Be sure to include it as part of your exercise routine! A professional private trainer can show you how to maximize your time with weights!
Remind yourself how great you feel, after even a short exercise session, and you will find exercise does fit into your schedule!