How-to: get fit in 20 minutes a day
Being short on time is one of the most common reasons people avoid exercise. Well we’re here to burst your excuse bubble and get you fit and toned in a jiffy! All you need to do is set your alarm twenty minutes earlier each day – yes, that’s all it takes! Just twenty minutes of physical activity each day will promote weight loss, increase energy, improve muscle tone – and did we mention banish love handles? Exercise has a LOT of benefits. So it’s time to ditch the excuses and get real with yourself. The new you starts today. Here’s how to get fit, fast!
Throw out your preconceptions
Exercise doesn’t have to be all about boring, painful drill sessions. Wake up twenty minutes earlier and take your dog for a walk, or kick a soccer ball around for twenty minutes with your kids after school – there are lots of fun ways to get fit and active, so think outside the square!
Throw in some strength training
It’s a huge misconception that you need to focus exclusively on cardiovascular exercise to lose love handles – mix it up and add in some strength training. Jog for just ten minutes then stop and do strength exercises such as lunges, squats and dips for the remaining ten minutes. Combining strength training with aerobic exercise is the perfect way to speed up the time it takes to get fit, making it ideal for the time poor.
Do it at home
So you’ve got twenty minutes to spare but you can’t leave the house because of the kids? No problem! Turn your home into a mini gym – cost free! Lift bottles filled with water or use cans of baked beans as weights and do sit-ups every time the ads come on TV. You don’t need a lot of space or money to get fit – just twenty minutes!
What quick fitness tips have your tried? Did you get results?