Sometimes it’s hard to carve time out of your day for exercise, especially when you’re trying to find an extra hour in your schedule to go for a run and lift some weights.
Many trainers nowadays are advocating for shorter workouts with higher intensity. While this sounds too good to be true—who wouldn’t want to work out for only 15 minutes—some experts are now recognizing its effectiveness.
The European Journal of Applied Physiology published a study that found 15 minutes of resistance training showed just as much effectiveness at boosting metabolism as a moderate 35 minute workout. Another study stated that people seem more prone to stick with an exercise program if they only had to workout for 15 minutes.
I’m a firm believer in a healthy lifestyle and diet, but I found it inspirational that studies are now showing 15 minutes a day can have a greater effect on your health. My thinking is if you can find 15 minutes several times a day to scroll through your social media, you can find 15 minutes to work out.
Here are some great tips on how to incorporate 15 minutes of exercise into your daily schedule.
If you’re not sure what to do during the 15 minutes you’re able to find in your schedule, a simple Google search for 15 minute workouts will give you plenty of ideas to keep you busy.