How To Find Time To ExerciseYou know you should exercise, but who has time?
There are many good reasons to exercise. With exercise you can lower your weight, lower your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol and lower your level of stress. And these are just for starters.
If it's so healthy, why doesn't everyone exercise? It takes time and commitment and people get too busy with their work, kids, hobbies, TV or a hundred other things.
The good news it that we have found out that you do not need to spend hours at the gym everyday to get enough exercise to see some of the above benefits. In fact, you don't even need to go to a gym at all.
You can incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Need to go shopping. Is the store close enough to walk to? Walk to it or take your bike. If you need to drive, park in the far corner of the parking lot.
Did you know that you can burn many more calories with interval training than with doing aerobics for long periods of time? I read a study where twin sisters with about the same weight were put on two different programs.
The twins were running a mile each, 3 times a week. In a study in 2005, one of the twins sprinted 6 setos of 50 yards followed by a 30 second recovery time. The other twin jogged 10 miles straight without breaks.
Want to know what happened after 16 weeks? The twin that sprinted went from 24.5% body fat to 10% and lost 18 pounds of fat and gained 9 pounds of muscle. The twin that was jogging also lost fat, but not as much. She went from 24.5% fat to 19.5%. She lost 8 pounds of fat... but also lost 2 pounds of muscle.
These are good reasons to stop jogging and do exercises that are intense, but for short periods of time.
OK... here is how to find time to exercise. You can have an intense workout in as little as 4 minutes and be burning fat for the rest of the day. Do something like jumping jacks or sprinting as hard as you can for 20 seconds, then rest for 10. Do this for 4 minutes and you have had a good workout.
Keep small weights in your home and use them for arm exercises. You can also have a rebounder or mini trampoline for quick workouts.
If you have the right mind set and tools, it's easy to find small time slots to exercise.