We take on another myth today! See if this one applies to you, so you can make some changes to get the most out of every workout.
Exercise Myth #3: Exercising in Short Bursts, Several Times a Week is Healthy!
Somewhere at sometime, someone floated the idea that we can break up the standard 30+ minute exercise into 15 minutes spread out over a day or even a week. The idea was to exercise a little bit, 15 minutes or less, at least 3 days a week. Whoever came up with this plan said that cutting up and spreading out exercise like that was just as healthy as exercising for 30 minutes straight.
Sorry, this myth is way off!
Now, we’re all for exercising a little bit, even in 15 minutes spurts, throughout your week… BUT that kind of exercise should be in addition to working out at least 45 minutes at one time, if your goal is to maintain body weight and overall health.
If you are just getting started with a regular exercise plan, you should try for the bare minimum of a 20-minute workout that increases your heart rate and lets you work up a sweat. For those of us that have been working out, we need 45 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise at least once a week to maintain body weight, if we are also counting our calories and eating right. However, if you want to lose weight, you need to monitor your diet and up your weekly workouts to 2 per week, minimum. For anyone just relying on exercise to maintain their weight, you’d need a 30-minute workout 3 times a week.
We know it can sound complicated and believe the best thing to do is to JUST START. Putting off exercise is the worst thing to do. Well, doing the wrong kind of exercise and hurting yourself is probably worse. Let’s not do either!
Come to an Aquabike class! We can get you started on the right path to a regular workout, without putting your body at risk. Aquabike is low impact, yet will still make you sweat! Which is kinda remarkable, considering your working out in water! Every class is 45 minutes long and led by an instructor, so you’re not in this alone!
JOIN A CLASS TODAY and see for yourself!