Research from Dr. Izumi Tabata in Japan has shown that really small amounts of exercise can be beneficial. In his research, Dr. Tabata’s subjects trained 4X a week for just four minutes at a time. This group showed greater fitness improvements than a group who trained 5X a week for an hour each time.
Here’s the kicker though…
To work, the exercise has to be extremely intense. In his original research, Dr. Tabata got his subjects to do 8 sets of 20-second exercise on a bike at the highest intensity they could manage, separated by 10 seconds of recovery between sets.
So even if you can only spare a few minutes each day, you can make big improvements.
DNAFit Tip – Exercise doesn’t need to take ages, but it does need to be intense. Why not try a set of Dr. Tabata’s training on a stationary bike at your gym or in your garage?Which exercises are best for you?
Courtesy: DNA FIT