Is 15 minutes enough time for an effective workout? Wellbeing
Is this the end of the 1 hour workout and is 15 minutes of exercise a day really enough to keep you feeling fit in body and fit in mind?
Do you constantly set fitness goals that you never achieve?
Do you feel that your odds are stacked against you when it comes to finding time to workout?
You are not alone, in fact close to thirty percent of people fail to accomplish the fitness goals they set forth just last year, and not even a mere 40 percent of those that set goals for themselves, completed half of what they said they were setting out to do.
So, it seems that the odds are stacked against many of us, it’s not just you.
So what gets in the way of you achieving your fitness goals?
In a recent poll, over 70% of those asked say lack of time and poor planning are the top reasons for them not achieving their fitness goals.
But how long do you really need to spare in order for your workouts to be effective? What if we were to tell you that 15 minutes of daily exercise could be all that you need.
Let us explain
When it comes to fitness, consistency and intentions are everything. Although it may not feel like a lot of time, by completing 15 minutes of exercise daily you are in fact creating regular habits and really it’s all about making those 15 minutes intentional.
So if you only have 15 minutes to work out – is it enough to build muscle or lose weight?
If you only have a short window of time to get a sweat in, don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to go balls to the walls. Don’t get us wrong, we love HIIT workouts at Fitness in 15, but for those of you who are more into strength training or yoga, 15 minutes is still plenty of time to achieve your fitness goals.
You can get a great workout in just 15 minutes with exercises that raise your heart rate and strengthen lean muscle. You'll also be getting the physical benefits of exercise as well as mental ones!
HIIT Workouts are effective because they're short and increase your metabolism by keeping it higher for hours afterward - meaning you continue burning calories long after finishing up.
Yoga is a quick and effective workout for both your body and mind. In just 15 minutes you can reap all the benefits of this amazing practice that will help to reduce stress levels while toning up at the same time!
Body weight strength training is a fun, safe and effective way to sculpt your body without the use of weights or equipment. This training is designed to create a long, lean and strong body with functional exercises like lunges or squats, glute and ab training.
With just 15 minutes of focused attention, you can feel the difference. When your intention is to workout well and enjoy yourself while doing so, you won't be disappointed with any result!
Working out doesn't have to be this huge ordeal that you struggle to fit into your day.
Finding 15 minutes spare in a day is easier than you think. Have a think about the things you do daily which take 15 minutes such as,
Scrolling through social media
Deciding what you want for your dinner from the takeout
Hitting snooze on your alarm clock
In addition to this, according to a recent study, experts in The Lancet suggest that 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years! So what’s not to love!
Still not convinced how a 15 minute workout is enough to break a sweat or get your glutes burning. Why not join us for a FREE 15 minute workout over on IGTV or head over to our platform to have a host of 15 minute workouts at your fingertips.
Not being able to find time to prioritise your health and wellness is no longer an excuse.