When it comes to planning your workout, the duration probably isn't the first thing on your mind. Like many people you may have a rough time limit in your mind of when you want to be leaving the gym, which is usually anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes.
But do shorter workouts actually have the potential to be more effective in terms of fitness and strength gains?
We are all so busy. It is hard to find time for exercise, even if all what we need is some 30 minutes a day, five times a week. If you can fit in more exercise, go for it, but, oftentimes, I hear how hard it is to get even this minimum of half an hour a day.What is a gal or guy to do in order to train despite the lack of time?
Each of us only has this moment, right here and now to do anything. If we are fortunate and all goes in our favor, we'll have more to enjoy. But none of us ever gets more than 1440 minutes in each day, 168 hours in any week, or more than 52 weeks in any year. Yet it is my humble observation that some of us commit to health reserving behaviors while others do not. Do you? What is the difference in the choices made by these two different groups of people? Two things....
During this Memorial Day weekend where activities, traveling, family and life were many of the excuses getting in the way of eating a healthy meal. Tell us how you are able to juggle life and festivities AND keep your slim fit figure?
The biggest excuse I hear is, "I don't have the time to exercise."Like every other necessary activity in our life, we have to plan for it, or do it in small increments. So put your workouts on your calendar and stick to it. Plan where you're going to exercise, what moves you'll do, and for how long. Remember, 15 minutes walking is better than nothing at all.You can even add minutes of exercise throughout your day and it will all add up at the end of the week! Here are suggestions:Try taking stairs whenever you canWalk at lunch time.
Juggling a busy schedule that consists of 40-60 hours in the office, home, life, kid, and animal responsibilities (if you have them) is enough to deter anybody from squeezing in gym time/workout time. However, that does not mean that you are doomed from being healthy.