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THE BENEFITS OF A SHORT WORKOUT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

We love working out as much as the next person BUT sometimes it can be tough to fit everything into each week, that's where the short 10-20 minute workout comes in.

Honestly what do we waste 10-20 minutes on each day? Deciding what to order for dinner, choosing the right caption for your instagram post, deciding what to watch on Netflix? So why not add to that list a workout that will help transform your mind and body?

Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need to bust you butt for 45-60 minutes every single day to see some amazing health benefits. Swapping out that long gym session or class for a shorter 10-20 minute workout can deliver some serious results like increasing your calorie burn, lowering your risk of many diseases, increasing you energy levels (who doesn't want more of that?) and releasing chemicals into your body to make you feel better (yes please). PLUS you can do them from the comfort of home in many cases with the help of a good training program or workout guide to follow.

The benefits of these shorter sessions are NO JOKE so count these among your reasons to start creating 10-20 minutes a day to workout from home.

 

1. I'M FEELIN' GOOD That short workout you're embarking on does more than just make your body feel good, it helps elevate your mood. When you're body is under ongoing stress and suffering from lack of good sleep it releases cortisol (stress hormone) into your bloodstream, this can elevate blood sugar, interfere with sleep, assist in body fat storage and so much more. That 10-20 minute workout will not only help say goodbye to your high cortisol levels but it will increase production of serotonin and dopamine (feel good hormones). 2. I WANT IT NOW Hiit (high intensity interval training) is talked about all the time in the fitness industry, and with good reason. Its a way to get maximum results in minimal time and a highly recommended workout for those short on time. Research has found that a hiit workout of 10-20 minutes can produce the same benefits as 45 minutes of jogging (we know which one we'd choose)


3. FOREVER YOUNG, I WANT TO BE..........

HIIT and shorter intense workouts can actually have a profound effect on aging at the cellular level. The older you get, the less efficient your energy-producing mitochondria become. But when researchers analyzed three groups of exercisers over 12 weeks—one that did high-intensity aerobic interval training, one that did resistance training, and one that did a combination of the two—they found that those who did HIIT actually reversed that age-related degeneration. Translation: Their mitochondria actually worked like those of much younger people. - Source womenshealthmag.com

4. MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Did you know that a hiit or 10-20 minute higher intensity workout can give you a higher calorie burn than other longer steady state cardio activities such as running or a standard aerobic style class?

In a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, men who did 13 minutes of HIIT burned more calories per minute than men who did steady-state cardio for 40 minutes.

 

READY TO GIVE IT A TRY? We've got just the thing to get you started. Clear a small space, grab some water, out on your fave active wear and go crush it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jarrod Tucker: Jarrod has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and started his career as a humble Zumba Fitness Instructor in his home town of Newcastle, Australia where he started his first fitness business.


Jarrod now travels the country and parts of the globe as an Education Specialist for Zumba, a Master Trainer for the Strong Nation Hiit Workout Program and works as an online Personal Trainer for clients all over. His main love is still teaching his group fitness classes with his partner and Fit2Last co-creator Amanda Gatfield. Something he hopes never to stop doing

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