You don't have to exercise for long periods to achieve your fitness goals. Many people are so busy with work and their daily lives that they can't seem to find the time to exercise. Splitting your workout routine into 10-minute increments can provide the same results as exercising for 30 minutes to an hour at one time.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services have set exercise guidelines for healthy adults to follow.
They recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise
(brisk walking, swimming, lawn mowing) or 75 minutes of vigorous
aerobic exercise (running, aerobic dancing) per week. There is no
specific amount of time recommended for strength training exercises
(using weight machines, heavy gardening, rock climbing), but they
should be performed at least two times a week.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine
published a study indicating short walks can be better than longer
exercises after a heavy meal. Shorter sessions were more effective in
lowering the amount of fat and cholesterol in the blood. Other
research shows that short amounts of exercise help reduce high blood
pressure and eliminate inches from the waistline and hips. Multiple
short workout sessions are perfect for beginners and sedentary people
to help them reach their fitness goals easier. Short exercise bursts
can also help people who are trying to quit smoking by reducing