At some point or another we have all heard about the amazing results you can get from supplements or the miracle results you can get from doing hardly any exercise at all, without putting any real hard work in.
Most of the time these are dangerous and nothing but hype so don’t be fooled! I saw one recently that very nearly hooked me, but I when I did a search for product reviews, the fact that it was a £99 auto ship product; definitely put me off ordering.
I also read on fitness forums how such products are pointless anyway. If you don’t put in the work of exercising to tone and build a physique, all the supplements and vitamins in the world are not going to help you.
So how can you get fit?
What other myths are out there? My research led me to write this post. Some of you may have also heard that you can get fit from working out for just 10 minutes a day according to health professionals and physical trainers.
But let’s have a think about it, is this really possible? And what, if any… exercise can give you great health benefits in only 10 minutes.
Here are some facts!
When you change your routine you are changing your whole body chemistry.
You may be quite healthy and then decide to stop exercising and eat only foods that are bad for you. If you do this you are going to become unhealthy very quickly.
Also, if you are very unfit and inactive and then decide to start working out, you are going to become fit quickly.
The thing to remember is any exercise that you complete, even if it is just for 10 minutes, is definitely better than not doing any exercise at all.
With this in mind, if you are not doing any sort of exercise and then start finding the time to complete just 10 minutes a day, you are going to start reaping some great health benefits.
Losing body weight
In order to get rid of 1 pound of body weight, you need to lose 3,500 more calories than what you actually take in.
So it is going to take some hard work and exercise if you want to burn a lot of fat, lose weight and get into shape. Regular, longer workouts will be required to do this.
This is because you can roughly burn 100-150 calories if you complete 10 minutes of exercise.
When you are burning calories through actual physical activity, this is making your heart and respiratory system stronger as well as your muscles, which is going to lead to physical fitness.
Putting that into perspective you would need to complete around 23-35 sessions of 10 minute exercises in order to get rid of 1 pound of body weight.
Although that may seem like a lot, it is not a pointless exercise to complete just 10 minutes.
That is a key point, what I actually took away from my research is the fact that regular longer sessions are the way to go, but if you are pressed for time a quick 10 minute training session is not a waste of time.