Benefits of that 15 Minute workout – No one can deny that the days spent running, biking or doing any number of slow, cardio-based exercise sessions, are long gone. We simply don’t have the time, and have come to realise that these long, drawn out workout sessions don’t give us the best return on our time investment. Short, intense workouts are manageable and even enjoyable.
Here are the top 3 reasons that 15-minute workouts are absolutely worth your time…
#1. It Burns Fat
Tabata and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercise sessions are techniques which, in short bursts of activity, can create a heart-pounding workout in 15 minutes or less. The key to making these workouts as effective as possible, is to crank up the intensity to the max! Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyper drive! That means you burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout, than you do after, say, a steady-pace run.
#2. It Makes You Happy
We all know that exercise releases endorphins, which makes us feel great after an awesome workout. Don’t fret if you only have 15 minutes to exercise. Studies have shown that an intense 15-minute burst of exercise is enough to get those endorphins flowing.
#3. You can do it anywhere
You can do HIIT or Tabata training anywhere! You can adapt it to whatever time and space constraints you have. Avs loves HIIT training in our living room whilst the kids play around her.
I hope that I’ve convinced you of the value of an intense, 15 minute workout. In our busy lifestyles it’s so crucial to our health and fitness that we make time to exercise – even if it’s just 15 minutes.
Here’s one to try! Let us know how you get on.