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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Dixon

4 Benefits of Shorter Workouts

Hey Glampions, you probably think you need to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. Nope. I’m here to tell you shorter workouts, work! There is growing evidence that long workouts aren’t the only way to see improvement in your body. So let’s not waste time. Here are some of the benefits.

  1. Get Fit Faster!

The European Journal of Applied Physiology published a study in October 2010 that concluded 15 minutes of resistance training was just as effective as 35 minutes in elevated resting energy expenditure for up to 72 hours after exercising. Meaning shorter workouts may be more effective in calorie burn and overall fitness gains. Getting you your #bodygoals in half the time.

Music to our ears, because who has time to waste these days?

  1. Lasting Effects

The American Journal of Health Promotion published a study in 2013 that found short bursts of moderate to vigorous physical activity help people lose weight and keep it off. However, the study also showed that more intense activity might be the best way to lower the risk of becoming obese. In addition, exercising regularly makes your body more efficient at burning calories. So, even if your workout duration is shorter, you’re still boosting your metabolism.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

  1. Keep you interested and consistent.

According to the Mayo Clinic, many people quit their workout program once bored, but shorter workouts may help keep them interested. With shorter workouts, it doesn’t feel like a dragged-out session or a chore. It’s quick and challenges you to get an excellent sweaty routine in 15 minutes. Giving your workout a game element and exercising doesn’t have to be boring. Remember, the more fun you have, the more likely you will stick to your fitness plan. Even better, the more consistent you are, the more likely you will see results.

Mission Possible: Get in and Get out.

  1. Easy to fit into your busy schedule.

We don’t need a scientist to tell us that. Squeezing in a 15-minute workout into your busy schedule should be as seamless as brushing your teeth in the morning. A short 10-15min workout is about the same as standing in line for a pumpkin latte, scrolling through your timeline, or doing watching your favorite tv show. There are plenty of at-home workouts that use little to no equipment to boost your morning routine.

Now you get in a quick workout before your next nail appointment.

This growing body of research is good news for many people who have trouble fitting in a long workout in their day or get bored during long periods of moderate training. People can workout “smarter” to increase their fitness goals. In combination with healthy eating and cutting out unhealthy habits, shorter, high-intensity exercises have many health benefits.

We all have 15 minutes to spare; just need to use it wisely.


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