less is more when it comes to exercise
If your hairstylist gave you the same haircut in half the time,would you complain?
I was recently asked by a media editor why I gave clients shorter than hour long sessions which is what the norm has been for so many years. Exercising should come with a goal whether that's building muscle, losing weight, improving endurance or anything else. If that goal could be achieved in shorter sessions, that could only be a good thing. That's because of the following 5 simple reasons:
- Time: Shorter workout means getting your result faster giving you more free time to spend on other things.
- Intensity: Shorter workout allows you to reach and sustain intensity. You can’t sprint a marathon!
- Hormones: Working out more than 45 mins has been associated with higher cortisol release linked to increased body fat percentage around the middle section.
- State of mind: Shorter and intense workouts offer people higher mental boost. Better mental health means less stress, more clarity and better attitude towards life.
- State of body: Short and intense workouts will preserve your muscle composition meaning lower body fat percentage and a healthier look.
In fact, a workout could be as short as 10 minutes, similar to the 10-Day-Fat-Loss-Transformation drills, if the proper intensity, frequency and nutrition was to be followed. So, remember:
Your intensity counts more than the length of your workout!