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Just Ten Minutes Will Do

A new study has found that, if you're currently overweight, obese or sedentary, just 10 minutes a day can improve your cardiovascular fitness.

This is great news for anyone who thinks they don't have enough time in the day to exercise because it's so easy to squeeze in ten minutes. Once you start getting used to ten minutes, you can then up the time until you are able to fit in at least 30 minutes on most days.

Fit's Tip: I know what you're thinking, but if you're not currently sedentary (or overweight) then don't use this post as an excuse to cut your workout time to ten minutes.


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darkpassion darkpassion 10 years
Only 10 minutes?! I can most def do that on my 1 hour work break!
krisua krisua 10 years
Every day? Okay if only 10 minutes then every day is good I guess.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
This makes sense to me and it's good for people to know. Basically, doing MORE than you're doing now and for as long as you can do it should be the goal.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Great tip, I was with the bf last night and complained that I hadn't gotten my workout for the day in so I suggested a walk, he didn't want to go but we grabbed the Aerobe and headed outside- for a whopping 15 minutes but hey, better than nothing I guess.
kikischnapps kikischnapps 10 years
That is so great to know! I'm getting ready to go to Greece and very much wanted to slim down (last minute). I read that I needed to burn 500 calories a day to loose 2 lbs a week, so I eagerly went to the gym yesterday but only made it for about 12 minutes. I was kinda beating myself up about it today when I came up on this article!! Yay!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I could definitely fit in 10 minutes a day!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
I need to do this...I was on a roll with going to the gym and lost 6lbs....i've been so busy with work and finals and visiting family (who still, sweetly, think i am 15 and need fattening up) that i havent been to the gym in 9 days. i just need to sneak in an extra long walk with my greyhound when i have these times!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
This is so true. A couple of years ago I decided I really needed to lose some pounds, but I have never really enjoyed working out. I started working out around 10minutes a day thinking "I'll work up to a a good 30 minute session to an hour a day" but never really did - After stretching I would do a good solid ten minutes of cardio; usually to some workout program on FiTv, like Caribbean Workout, and in months I had lost more weight than I had even planned. Of course, I also changed my diet, and cut a lot of the sugars and breads I had previously been so addicted to.
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