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I know you burn calories when you get your heart rate up. I babysit twins and don't have an hour to exercise. Is it just as effective to do it 10 or 15 minutes at a time throughout the day?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • 15 minutes. exercise only begins to work after 10 minutes....so intervals of 15
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 12:02 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Can you find time in the morning or evening? Or during their nap? Even 30 minutes?
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 12:21 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Any exercise is better than no exercise at all.
    If you only have small time frames to exercise through out the day then use them.
    It doesn't have to be all at once.
    SabrinaLC

    Answer by SabrinaLC at 12:23 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Work out with the twins... You can stretch with them, you can do sit ups with them, you can make it a fun game if they are older as well... I would at least try to get 20 minutes in a day without stopping. Good Luck

    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 12:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • take the twins for a walk for 15 min in intervals. or 30 min a day.
    brieri

    Answer by brieri at 12:59 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I babysit my 5 month old nephew and I have a 9 month DD, I use them as weights and do tricep dips, bicep curls and weights during squats. I also put them on my feet when I'm laying down and use them as weights doing sit ups. You can go on walks, run around, etc
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • All of the above! LOL =) Get creative, OP! Any exercise is better than none, but when it comes to cardio, you get full benefit from getting the hear rate up above 140-150 for 15 minutes or longer....it doesn't start to reach that target area until 10-15 minutes into working out...
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 3:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • yes, 10 minutes at least 3 times a day, try to work up from there. anything is better than nothing!
    boobarandbell

    Answer by boobarandbell at 4:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • yeah, you can split it up, or use the kids or cleaning as exercise...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 7:11 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Anything is better than nothing.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:36 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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