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What If I Don’t Have Time to Exercise 60 Minutes a Day?

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What stops people from exercising is the lack of time. They feel like there is no room for exercise in their very busy schedules. A 60-minute a day exercise is recommended for those people who want to stay fit and healthy. But what if you do not have the luxury of time to exercise? Will it mean you won’t be fit and healthy?

Exercise for shorter periods of time. That is the best way to do it. Some people do not realize it but breaking up their exercise into smaller periods of time can actually yield the same benefits, or better. Anything that you can do within that small period is always better than nothing. Working out isn’t something everyone enjoys, though, if you look at any of the world’s richest bodybuilders, not only will you see that they are extremely fit and healthy… they are also quite rich as well!

So if you are like most people who do not have time for 60 minutes of continuous workout, try exercising for shorter periods of time, several times during the day to add up a total of sixty minutes. For instance, rather than exercising continuously for 60 minutes, exercise for 20 minutes or 3 separate periods throughout the day.

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Aerobic exercise for shorter periods has been found to be just as effective in producing weight loss and fitness results when compared to longer periods of exercise of the same overall duration. If you commit you shorter periods of exercise, it may help you as well to stick to an exercise program.

The 60-minute exercise suggestion is based on the recommendation for those who want to prevent weight gain or keep themselves from regaining the lost weight. It is not for people who want to maintain or increase their cardio respiratory health or fitness. A good amount of research has shown that 30 minutes of physical activities daily can help you in gaining a lot of fitness and health benefits.

Bear in mind that you need not to do all your exercise in a single session. If you are already dynamically exercising at the gym several times weekly, then there is no reason to quit. However, for those people who think 60 minute is too much for them, then can try 20-30 minutes a day of exercise as a starting goal.

The most important thing here is you do something. So if you are crunched with time and cannot get that full 60 minutes in, that is fine. You don’t need to pressure yourself worried you might not be able to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.

The number one exercise of people for not working out is lack of time. Sure you are busy handling a number of priorities every day. But no matter how busy you are, someone is even busier than you are, trying to work out right now.  Take a closer look and you will discover that you have the time to work out and you should use that time for yourself. Squeezing in a few minutes of physical activities daily can give a lot of benefits on your health. It can give you more energy and perks your mood up. So whenever you have a small free time, use it wisely by doing some exercises at home or in the office.