Long or Short Periods Exercise

Long or Short Periods Exercise


Are long periods of exercise better than short
periods of exercise? Do you think 10 minutes of exercise 3 times
a day is more or less effective than 30 minutes of continuous exercise once a day? Well if you guessed either response you are
correct. I’m Sharon at BonVie Weight Loss & Nutritional
Wellness in Santa Monica and Portland, Oregon, here to explain why a few short bursts can
be just as, or even more effective than one long grind. Because let’s face it, we’ve all seen
people slogging it out on a tread mill or bicycle at the gym and they are barely breaking
a sweat, more immersed in the latest jagged news on the telly, or chatting with their
neighbor. Instead, doing three short, vigorous and fully
focused stints at intervals, or even at various times during the day can be great for your
cardio, your strength and mental clarity. Also short sessions may be perfect for people
who Hate the idea of going to the gym or who feel that spending 30 minutes exercising is
interminable pain. And for some people who simply cannot commit
the time to 30 minutes or more of continuous exercise, a 10-minute session may still give
them what they need. This is where a vigorous walk at lunch time,
or just 10 minutes in the home gym, or even in the privacy of your own office can do wonders. Just remember – make those short sessions
aggressive enough to get your heart rate up immediately and really focus on what you are
doing. By the week, the CDC recommends you get at
least 150 minutes of sustained moderate-intensity exercise or, 75 minutes of vigorous intensity
exercise. That means if you do even 2 ten minute sessions
a day you are golden! Now click on this video link for more about
exercise – and give us a call to so we can help with your health at BonVie Weight Loss
& Nutritional Wellness.