Do you often feel that you just don't have time for a thirty or even ten minute block of time for exercise? If you are trying to lose or maintain weight, you may feel that it's of no use to try since you simply don't have time. A recent study of more than 4,500 adults reported by Jessie X. Fan, PhD, professor of family and consumer studies at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that lack of larger blocks of time for exercise did not mean it was hopeless to try to lose or maintain weight.
The researchers in the study found that intense, short bouts of moderate to more vigorous exercise was sufficient to help people lose or maintain weight. Brisk walking every day or stair climbing were considered in the moderate to vigorous exercise category,
So no more excuses. If you are short on time, set a goal of brief periods of as little as one minute at a time of vigorous exercise. If you sit at a desk all day, getting up once and hour to take a quick walk around the block or climb the stairs outside your office may be all you need to lose or maintain weight one minute at a time. If you need some motivation to start doing brief periods of high-intensity exercise, hypnotherapy can help.