Juggling a demanding career and family leaves little time for much else. One of the first things to get deprioritized is exercise. Yet, we know that the stress caused by one’s job can be mitigated with regular exercise. So how do we make this all work??
I recently discovered HIIT – high-intensity interval training – not something completely new but is getting more press. I am all about efficiency so this caught my eye. Studies show that 2.5 hours of HIIT is equivalent to 10 hours of steady cardio exercise. This means that I have a choice. I can choose to:
Jog for 1 hour per day 5 days per week
HIIT for 30 minutes 2 to 3 days per week
…and get the SAME RESULT!
You don’t have to be a math major to decide which is the best option for the busy professional.
It’s simple to do. You don’t need a gym membership or exercise equipment. This infographic gives a suggested workout that takes 7 minutes to complete. You can do it 1, 2, 3 or 4 rounds in a row for a total of 28 minutes maximum workout depending on how much time you have. Every round will help you burn fat!
The benefits to this type of workout are numerous. Check out some of the benefits here:
HIIT Health and Fitness Benefits
The latest studies are now citing anti-aging benefits. Sign me up!!!
If you think that 10 minutes of exercise won’t help, think again. Try this efficient work-out method, HIIT, and see how you feel in 12 weeks. My experience was a noticeable difference in my appearance in just 3 weeks.
To make it even simpler for you, I found a great app to help track the workout intervals. You can download “Tabata Timer” for free. No gym needed and a free automatic timer? What are you waiting for?
P.S. I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV. Be sure to check with your doctor before trying this workout.