16 December 2016

Exercises and Workouts - How Long Should Your Workouts Be?



By Beverleigh H Piepers

You may be fit or unfit. You may be sedentary or physically active. In any case, you may have asked yourself the following question - "How long should my workout be?"

If you are a novice to cardio exercise or any resistance training, this is surely a question you would like an answer to. And if you are already experienced on this subject, we ask you to consider what we're about to share with you...

Workouts never need to be as long as traditional exercise advice suggests.

If you are new to a physically active lifestyle, you can be left feeling overwhelmed as you attempt to follow all the advice given. You may read stacks of articles teaching how to get fit, lose weight, and improve your health through fitness, only to leave you no better off than when you initially started searching for information. That's because conventional fitness advice is mostly subjective, as it is based on what works well for other people. Also, some individuals don't have many reference experiences from where to draw knowledge. As a result, they may offer you their recommendations from a limited perspective.

If you're just starting out in the gym or if it's the first time you are making a steady commitment to exercising most days of the week, we are glad you have now made the right decision. But be careful not to be misled by the bogus advice that is out there...
  • You do not need to workout for an hour every day of the week to lose weight.
  • Similarly, there is no reason to run if it's not your preferred method of physical activity.

What's most important is you get some physical activity done - most days of the week. As for what classifies as "some," it can be just 20 minutes or 40 minutes. Frankly, it depends on the type of exercise you are doing.

A 30 or 40-minute walk after dinner is certainly enough to get you started. A 20-minute session on the bike at a moderately intense pace will make a difference. And if 30 minutes is all you have time for in the mornings ensure you get the most out of it.

If you're not a traditional gym-goer, you may be surprised to know many adults spend an hour and a half on their workouts. Many people believe workouts lasting less than an hour are not enough. But they are mistaken. Thirty-minute commitments a day to physical activity will go a long way especially if you are just getting started.

If you're looking to improve your fitness by maximizing your workout, know you can probably decrease the time you spend exercising, without subtracting from your results. There are many ways to increase your exercise intensity to make your workouts more effective while shortening your workout time.

Although managing Type 2 diabetes can be very challenging, it is not a condition you must just live with. Make simple changes to your daily routine - include exercise to help lower both your blood sugar levels and your weight.



For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.


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