Save Time While Supporting Better Health
By Tom Herrin
It seems that all people suffer from a few things in common. One is that most of them need to get a little more exercise. Another is that most of them also have far more things on their plate than they can possibly juggle. Finding a happy medium when trying to balance these two things can be a pretty good challenge in itself. Too many times, people end up choosing between going all out on the list of things on that schedule and going all out with their workout. It is possible to do a little bit of both with some good thought ahead of time. Good workouts may still be had in far less time than one may think while still allowing time for many of those other items on the list.
Try Limiting Running
While it usually feels good to get out and run or jog for 30 minutes or an hour, a useful purpose may be served by cutting the running time down severely. Some studies have shown that people may be able to have quite a bit of success while running only seven minutes per day on a regular basis. In such studies, it has been shown that they may be able to reduce their risk of death from heart disease by as much as 45 percent. This may be a pretty significant figure considering compacting a session so much.
Smile More After a Workout
The notion of being happy is an important one. Happiness and health seem to go together well. When people are happy, they are likely to be better risk-takers. They may be more successful as they work out. Their positive attitudes may carry them to better health. In a Japanese study of people who rode a stationary bike for 10 minutes per day regularly, participants were found to be happier and better able to perform several kinds of tasks requiring good reactions and mental sharpness.
If More Time Is Our Objective, We Can Do It
We can often do whatever we set our minds on. Determining what we are trying to achieve is a good starting point. If we are seeking better overall health as well as creating more time in our schedule, we may do that by shortening the workout while keeping the things in that we have a particular passion about. The important thing is to make it personal. After all, it belongs to you.
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