Good Morning! I hope everyone is enjoying their week and reality didn’t slap you in the face too hard yesterday. It wasn’t too bad for me since we didn’t go out of town.
I am still struggling with taking Joseph to school because he cries every time, but I know it will get easier. I have thought about just not making him go back, but I know this will help him (especially if I am planning on not having anymore kids) so I can’t give up on him.
I read a great article this weekend in the Huffington post on the importance of the intensity of your workout over the duration.
I am firm believer in short, intense workouts and it is great to see studies that actually confirm the benefits.
I honestly think people are too concerned with how long they are working out and do not bother trying to exercise if they can’t get in an hour or more. They think it isn’t worth it. Most clients are surprised when I tell them doing an intense 20 minute interval workout can burn more calories than a 45 min run.
The article says that the intensity of a workout matters more than the duration when it comes to preventing weight gain.
The study showed that for an additional minute each day of high- intensity exertion, obesity odds decreased 5% for women and 2% for men. Another study showed that high intensity training can help decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high glucose levels, low levels of good cholesterol, etc.) by 40%!
As a new mom who is juggling being a parent, wife and having a new career, I enjoy high intensity training because I feel like I get in a great workout in under 30 minutes, which is all a I have to dedicate to working out sometimes.
Here are some of my favorite circuit workouts that leave me sore for days after:
Do you enjoy High intensity training or a leisurely, long workout?