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Are you doing too much cardio? Not enough? If you’re trying to lose weight or stay healthy (and I know you are!), it’s only natural to wonder how much aerobic and anaerobic activity you should fit into your schedule each week. Today, I’ll show you the breakdown of exactly how much time to keep your heart-rate up this week.
For substantial health benefits, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week. Put simply, that’s a total of 2 1/2 hours, or five 30-minute sessions throughout the week.
If you’re on a tight schedule and 30 minutes of cardio a day is out of your time-range, you’re in luck! All you have to do is amp up the intensity of your cardio through HIIT Training, or exercise more vigorously. When you increase your intensity, you cut your necessary cardio time in half to 75 minutes a week…that’s an average of less than 11 minutes, seven days a week! (To read more about HIIT training, click here.)
My suggestion is that you find a happy medium. Some days, perform a moderate-intensity workouts, and other days, go for broke! With this approach, you need around 115 minutes per week.
The real key to remember is that exercise is cumulative! If you don’t have time to fit your entire workout in one chunk of your day, break it up! Try doing 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the afternoon, and 10 minute in the evening, and it all adds up to your 30 minutes of exercise.
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Let’s face it…life is busier than never before! That’s why I developed the FastFit approach to working out. My FastFit DVD includes five 10-minute workouts designed to give you maximum results in minimum time. Do these routines individually, or combine them for an incredible 50-minute calorie-blasting workout. No matter how much time you have, it all counts and it all adds up to incredible results.
Body Basics – 10 mins
Lays the foundation with simple strengthening exercises that target your abs, legs, buns and arms with effective moves that give you a toned and sexy body.
Total Body Toner – 10 mins
Target your arms, legs, glues and core with modifications to suite your needs and experience level.
Fat Burning Blast – 10 mins
This easy-to-follow routine will get your heart pumping and is designed to give you maximum fat-burning results in minimum time.
Miracle Abs – 10 mins
Trim, tone and tighten your abdominals like never before using the latest techniques to target belly fat and banish the bulge.
Stretch and Flex – 10 mins
Refresh and recharge with this total-energy segment. You’ll wake up your body and de-stress your life.