Did you know that you can burn 500 calories with only half an hour of exercise? If you have been forced to abandon trips to the gym because of a shortage of free time, you’ll be happy to know that you could get just as effective a workout at home without the need to invest in expensive equipment.
For example, instead of needing to pound the treadmill, you can simply go for a short jog interspersed with quick sprints to obtain your high-intensity exercise fix. If the weather is too miserable to go outdoors, you could try stretching routines such as the Stairmaster Slimmer, which combines the physical exertion of stair climbing with a muscle-building activity in holding weights akin to that of a packed grocery bag.
If cycling is your go-to mode of exercise and you need to do it from the comfort of home, you’ll more than likely have an exercise bike, in which case you can simulate a mountainous or rough terrain bicycle journey by adjusting the seat. It gives an intense workout without the need to leave the house.
There are numerous high-intensity routines you can try for shedding plenty of calories in the shortest possible timeframe, but don’t go blindly into these. Consult with your doctor first in case the intensity of the proposed exercise would do more harm than good in the long run. Also, if you feel exhausted during an exercise but you haven’t reached the 30-minute mark, it’s far better to stop than to overextend yourself for the sake of clocking a time. Yes, exercise is all about pushing yourself, but it’s important to know your limits.
To find out more about quick, effective high-intensity exercises you can try, check out the infographic below from My Fitness Boutique.