The holidays are a wonderful time of year — festive, family filled, and full of events.
With all the gatherings, gift preparing, and go-going, time can be a scarce resource. And for many of us, the first thing to fall off your radar is exercise.
If this is you, don’t fret! Today I am sharing an EVIDENCE-BASED, QUICK, and EFFECTIVE way to burn fat in only 15 minutes. Because let’s be honest, we all have 15 minutes in our day.
The trick to fast and lasting fat burning exercise is HIIT (high intensity interval training).*
Let me walk you through the entire regimen.
1.) Warm up.
While you may want to skip this step, I implore you to not! Tabata is high intensity and requires you to warm your muscles for it to work and to prevent injury.
My favorite way to warm up is to jog (or briskly walk) for 10 minutes. This gives your body a chance to prepare for the intense work ahead.
2.) Tabata it!
Pick an exercise (high knees, jumping jacks, burpees, kettle ball sings, or mountain climbers all work).
Set your timer for eight rounds and go!
Tabata is a method of alternating 20 seconds of all-out, high-intensity exercise with 10 seconds of reset. When I say all-out, I mean all-out. As in you should be panting and gasping for breath at the end of your twenty seconds. And the 10 seconds rest should feel WAY too short. Repeat 8 times and you are done with the work!
If setting a timer isn’t your thing, I have a treat for you. I built a Spotify playlist just for you that has Tabata specific songs. These songs do all the timing and prompt you to start and stop. So check it out here.
3.) Stretch it!
After you catch your breath from your Tabata set, have a stretch.
Now you know the fast track secret to burn fat in ONLY 15 minutes. Evidence-based, fast, and effective. And something you can easily fit into your (packed) holiday schedule. So give Tabata a try today!
*Always consult your physician or healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider. If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath. Mild soreness after exercise may be experienced after beginning a new exercise. Contact your physician if the soreness does not improve after 2-3 days.
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