There are three major elements in your adult life: your family, your work and your health. The old saying goes that you only get to pick two of these.
If your life is too busy for you to find time for exercise, you need a workout that will burn the most calories in the least amount of time. It’s a common problem for adults, so you’re not alone. Here are some quick ways to keep yourself in shape when you’ve only got 30 minutes to spare.
Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, because all you need is yourself and a pair of shoes. If you have a treadmill you can run in your basement, but if not there’s always your neighborhood or city block.
A good 30-minute run can burn as many as 355 calories. Your first few runs may leave you short of breath and exhausted, but this is normal. Every run makes the next one easier. And you can change in and out of running gear in seconds, so there’s no wasted time.
Yoga isn’t just for hippies and housewives. More and more studios are cropping up in cities across the country, so chances are there’s a hot yoga studio near you.
Hot yoga is a unique exercise experience. During a session you’ll sweat and stretch more than you thought was possible. The effort is worthwhile: your muscles will become leaner, your waistline will shrink, and your mind will be clear after every workout. You can burn 300 calories in 30 minutes and burn off the stress of your day too.
High Intensity Interval Training
Some of the most intense athletes in the world use high intensity interval training (HIIT) to sculpt their bodies and burn calories. But that doesn’t mean a beginner like you can’t benefit from the same calorie-burning moves.
The basic theory is that your body works more efficiently when it has brief periods of activity followed by brief periods of rest. This way you can maintain a high level of intensity across your entire workout without taking long breaks. You can find beginner-level HIIT workouts here.
30 minutes is enough for you to burn off the calories you need to stay in shape. For more advice on how to stay healthy on a busy schedule, stop by and see us at your local Family Pharmacy.