Have you always wanted to start exercising to get into better shape or to lose weight, but you just don’t think you can find the time? Sure, going to the gym can be a hassle, but if you just find the time to exercise for 20 minutes a day, several times a week, you should see results sooner than you may think.
Not only is 20 minutes a day enough to show results, it may be the best amount of exercise to do for w while, especially when you’re just starting out. You’ll get all of the benefits of exercising without burning yourself out. Here’s how to start your 20 minutes workouts and the benefits you’ll receive from them.
Stay on Track
If you don’t want to go to the gym, but want to seriously start exercises, then buying a treadmill for home or other piece of equipment can help you stay motivated and on track.
This is because you really won't have any excuse for not working out: it’s right there, in the next room, just waiting for you to start. You can also place the equipment in a room with a television so the 20 minutes will just fly by.
When you first start, you want to make it as easy on yourself as you can. Just going for 20 minutes a day three to four times a week will help get you into the right frame of mind without making you feel as if you are burned out. As you continue to workout, you can increase the number to five, six or seven days a week: it’s really up to you as long as you stick with it.
Results in No time
There are many benefits you can get from just exercises for 20 minutes a day, and some of them you will notice very quickly.
Along with losing weight and being in better overall health, exercising just a little bit every day will help increase your mood and energy. Exercise releases hormones that make you “feel good” and boost your energy, so you may even feel better after one or two sessions.
Exercising also helps to reduce stress and promotes a healthy brain, so you will look and feel better if you stay on track.
However you choose to exercise, whether with free weights, on a stationary bike or treadmill or just by doing jumping jacks and pushups, make sure that you know the right technique for each exercise.
This will not only help prevent injury, it will enable you to get the most out of each 20-minute session. This way, you will see results faster and be more satisfied with your routine, which will make it easier for you to keep doing it. Take the time to learn about your exercises and you’ll be better off for it.
Don’t think that you need to workout for hours to see results: just 20 minutes a day can do wonders.
Gabriel Lyons takes an interest in all things mind-body-spirit as he seeks to make himself the best he can be. He shares his mindfulness articles online.