How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?


Finding time to workout is hard for most people with their busy lifestyles. But according to an article published by WebMD, regular 5-10 minute bouts of exercise is actually more effective than carving out that one-hour session at the gym. The following findings also support this theory:

  • A study published by the American Journal of Sports Medicinein 2006 showed that short walks after dinner were more effective than long exercise sessions in reducing the amount of fat and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream after a hearty meal.*
  • Research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Healthshowed that short bouts of exercise helped lower blood pressure as well as shave inches off the hips and waistline.*
  • In a study published in Preventive Medicinein 2006, researchers found that multiple workout sessions as short as 6 minutes apiece could help sedentary adults reach fitness goals similar to those achieved by working out for 30 minutes at a time.*
  • In a finding published in the journal Psychopharmacology,doctors found that short bursts of exercise could help reduce the craving for cigarettes and help people quit smoking.*

No better time then right now to start your first 5 minute session!

 

*More information can be found at http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/getting-enough-exercise