Short and Sweet: 4 New 6-Minute Workouts for Busy People

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Did you know workouts lasting under six minutes can benefit you in more ways than one? Many of you may already know how fabulous snagging a short session can be for not only your mind, but also for the physical body. If you are bogged down at work all day with hardly a moment to breathe, then having the opportunity to sneak away for six minutes is much more likely than finding an hour or two.

 

 

What the Research Says

Research has found that just a few short sessions throughout the day can improve overall stress, blood pressure, and weight control. Shorter intense training sessions can be even more effective in boosting your metabolism than a long drawn-out session. And this research doesn’t just stop at adults. One study in PLos One showed that exercise sessions of as little as five minutes improved adolescents and children’s overall health. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

 

“Shorter intense training sessions can be even more effective in boosting your metabolism than a long drawn-out session. And this research doesn’t just stop at adults.”

Now that we know there are so many reasons why you can still commit to training for almost no time at all, I’ve included some quick go-to workouts you can carry with you. If you’re unable to make a longer time commitment to training for whatever reason, you now have four six-minute sessions you can squeeze in. For a quick mood change or a pick-me-up, I often use these high-intensity sessions to restore my own sanity.

 

Workout 1: The Wake Up Call