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Doing frequent, short workouts or do for long hours few times?

Updated: Feb 15

by Harmony Fitness, Ece

Add Walking or Change Your Lifestyle for Simple Results!

'More Frequent but Shorter Workouts May Be Better'

In a study conducted on a group of women, the effects of short sessions of brisk walking versus one longer session were compared to determine their impact on promoting weight loss and improving aerobic fitness. One group was instructed to walk briskly for three separate 10 to 15 minute sessions each day, while the other group was instructed to walk continuously for 30 to 45 minutes a day. After five months, both groups experienced weight loss and improved their fitness level. However, the women in the "short session" group found that shorter, more frequent workouts were more feasible than longer ones and continued to walk even after the study ended.

If you're interested in trying out shorter workouts, check out my programs like the Express or Full Body Workout which only require 10 minutes a day.

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'“Lifestyle” Activities Just as Good

Achieving a Healthier Lifestyle with "Lifestyle" ActivitiesA recent study found that lifestyle activities, such as gardening or vigorous housework, are equally effective at improving the health of "couch potato" individuals as working out at the gym.

The study assigned participants to either a traditional "structured exercise" program or a "lifestyle activity" program for six months. The structured group exercised at a fitness club four to five times a week, while the lifestyle group added convenient physical activities to their daily routine. Both groups lost weight and improved their fitness levels, but the structured group showed greater improvements in fitness levels.

However, after two years, researchers discovered that most of the structured group had stopped exercising, while the lifestyle group continued to be active and maintain their fitness levels.

This indicates that, in the long run, lifestyle activities may be easier to fit into a busy schedule and less daunting than going to a gym to work out.

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The results of this study highlight the importance of finding physical activities that are enjoyable and sustainable in the long term. Engaging in lifestyle activities, such as gardening, housework, or even walking to work, can provide numerous health benefits while also fitting seamlessly into a busy schedule. These activities not only improve physical health but can also reduce stress and improve mental well-being.

Furthermore, incorporating lifestyle activities into daily routines can encourage individuals to lead a more active lifestyle overall. This can lead to increased energy levels, better sleep, and an overall improvement in quality of life.

So, the next time you're considering skipping the gym, remember that there are plenty of other ways to stay active and healthy. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a regular part of your daily routine. Your body and mind will thank you for it!

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I came across an interesting piece of research that I wanted to share with you. It focused on the elderly and the benefits of walking, but I believe that everyone can benefit from this low-cost physical activity.

Walking regularly can help regulate health problems, strengthen your heart and clear your mind. Personally, I can't go a day without a walk, and this habit comes from my mother, who has been walking for at least 40-60 minutes every day for as long as I can remember. She even gets frustrated when something comes up during her walking time!

As for me, I walk for an hour every day and sometimes up to 4-5 hours when I have the time. However, I've learned that shorter and more frequent walks can be more beneficial, as I often experience calf tension after long walks.

If you're looking to improve your physical health, walking is a great place to start. It's never too late to begin, and adding this activity to your routine can yield visible results. In fact, incorporating walking along with other exercises can lead to even better results for your body.


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