One-Minute Workouts A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On Jun 21, 2016
One-Minute Workouts A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

We all love the idea of working out until we actually workout.

We instantly feel bad when we promise ourselves to go to the gym after work only to realize that we have no energy to actually follow through with it. It’s a dilemma we all face and more often than none, we have no solution to it.

Luckily, with so many studies proving the countless ways we can get in shape and stay in shape without running relentlessly on the treadmill for several days a week, there is yet another way to get your summer body right minus the gym membership.

According to Daily Mail, research has proved that “short bursts of intense exercise produce similar results to traditional longer-duration workouts.” It’s now possible to get the same results from doing 60-second workouts in bed as you can by running two miles.

The research was conducted at McMaster University, and it showed that workouts that add up to one minute in a 10-minute session can improve “insulin sensitivity and cardiorespiratory fitness.”

The founder of King’s Road-based boutique boxing gym, Shane Collins, believes in the power of mini-workouts. He says that engaging short spurts of intensity activates your fast twitch muscle fibers and increases your chances of training at a more intense level in the future. He also said a great benefit of short workouts is that it helps the heart and lungs perform better.

Get off to a good start with these three exercises that don’t require you to leave your bedroom.

Burpees:

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Fitness gurus everywhere love to hate burpees. They are known to be one of the most challenging yet effective exercises because it trains every muscle in your body including your chest, legs, and core.

High-Knees

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High-knees are a great cardio exercise to get your heart pumping and allow for your limbs to improve on flexibility. It’s also a great way to sculpt your abs.

Squat Jumps

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This is another full-body workout that puts a spin on the traditional squat exercise we and our bums have all come to love. It strengthens our legs and glutes as well as keeps our heart pumping.

Pro Tip: Use your entire foot to jump rather than just your toes, and try not to let your shoulders lean out past your knees because this can cause a strain on your back.

Do you have any mini-workouts that work for you? Share it with us below!

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