Workout v Facebook?
I for one sometimes fall into the trap of deciding to skip my daily exercise using the excuse that “I just don’t have time”. Busy mum, kids to get to school, business to run etc.
Did you know however that on average people spend 7 hours a month visiting social media sites. This equates to 105 minutes each week, or 15 minutes every each day. I know for a fact that I check it more frequently than I should and not just for business.
Next consider that research shows that more progress can be achieved during a high intensity 15 minute session of interval training (done three times a week) than jogging on the treadmill for an hour. Stats suggest that 10 minutes of high intensity intervals burn more fat that a 30 minute jog!
In a 2011 study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, it was reported that after 2 weeks of high-intensity intervals, aerobic capacity would improve as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training. Further it would result in increased fat burning and a faster metabolism.
High intensity high impact workouts are ideal for those with a busy schedule. They can take the form of any type of exercise that consists of short high impact interval training. Running, cycling, skipping all qualify. Equally, anything that you would do during a circuit class. It is all about getting the heartbeat up and into the anaerobic zone. Simply get your body working at maximum effort and then allow a short recovery period between intervals.
So when you are next toying with the idea of checking your friends profile status so see what they have been up to, what they are having for lunch etc why not skip the browsing and try and fit in a quick session of high intensity interval training. After you have done that, you can always post about it!