7-Day Summer Shape-up, Day 5: Amp Up Your Workouts
According to a study referenced in April's Women's Health Magazine, "people who did brief fast-paced workouts for a total of 90 minutes a week got just as fit as those who did lower-intensity training for 4 and1/2 hours." That's great news -- especially for busy moms!
Your activity for today is to fire up your workout!
Here are some helpful tips on getting the most bang for your workout buck:
- Try HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training
- Quick workouts -- serious results
- Top tips for fast results from well-known athletes and experts
And don't forget to change it up to avoid a weight-loss plateau. Trainer Rachel Cosgrove suggests switching up your routine every 28 days. She says, "It takes 4 to 6 weeks for your body to adapt to a workout. Once it becomes efficient at it, you use less energy and burn fewer calories and fat."
Have you tried any of these tips? Got any great suggestions for amping it up? Share them in the replies!