How to Work Out Less and Still Lose Weight

Losing weight doesn’t have to mean logging long hours on the treadmill. In fact| you’ve got our permission to cut your workout short. Don’t worry| you’ll still see results. Just be sure to follow these rules.

    Don’t cheat: Yes| high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can burn up to 14 calories per minute| but only if you do it right that is| you’re feeling out of breath and can’t talk to your workout buddy during each interval. Take this advice from an HIIT expert: if you’re going for 15 or 20 minutes| make sure you perform each interval at an eight or nine on a 10-point scale. Cutting it down even more? Your intensity should be maxed out every interval. Think of it as being an 11 on a 10-point scale.Mix it up: You can’t survive on HIIT alone overdoing it on intensity can cause an injury that can derail your efforts. Don’t do more than three HIIT sessions a week| and be sure to mix it up with slower exercise as well. Short is good here| too: a recent study found that healthy runners who only logged a few 30-minute| slow jogs every week had a lower risk of dying early than road warriors. Multitask: If you’re cutting your workout short| focusing on just one muscle group at a time just doesn’t make sense. Make sure you’re working your entire body and raising your heart rate| too ?by doing total-body moves as well as explosive exercises that really work your body.

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