The strenuous workouts do consume a lot of time, right? A common excuse is usually seen as the lack of availability of time which is perceived and not true. A high percentage of people turn an eye from daily warm-ups and workouts. Exercise is believed to reap benefits if done over an extended period. For this reason, it is assumed that individuals need to engage in tedious workout in order to make the most of it. This is far from the truth and is simply reflection of old saying, no pain no gain.
The ACSM and AHA clearly declare that to make an impact and enhance your health, one is required to go in for exercise for just 150 minutes a week. The exercise needs not to be arduous or taxing rather its intensity should be moderate. Engaging for a collective 30 minutes or making short periods of 10 minutes, both result in a similar way, ultimately making you healthier.
Thorough research has been conducted and supports the opinion that whether the exercise is accumulated in short bouts all over the day or whether in a tedious continuous bout is bound to generate the same benefits. The short spans will also enhance aerobic fitness as well as stimulate weight loss, so will long continuous workout.
When it comes to adherence to the workout program rightly, the short bouts have been proved to be better than continuous. The sedentary adults and the people suffering from overweight generally get exhausted and fatigue if exercise is to be performed for a long, continuous time. To prevent them from being worn out, short bouts are preferred. Along with being feasible, the people of all ages tend to find short bouts pleasurable.
Mini-workouts stimulate one’s stamina, enabling them to divide exercises throughout the entire day. This builds up a schedule and puts one at ease. Another advantage of short bouts is that you can plan and designate specific time along your daily meetings or appointments. This will certainly get you moving. You can boost up the motivation by joining a partner to make exercise entertaining.
This will make you more active and responsible. A small span of 10 minutes exercise can be fulfilled in the morning followed by a 10 minutes workout in afternoon and then finally in the evening. You can divide the activities like yoga, push-ups or brisk walk accordingly.
To gain better understanding on how to do micro workouts and the benefits of it, watch the YouTube video below.