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Working out: Something is better than Nothing

For many of us working out is a full hour to slip away from the craziness that is the holidays, but what if you just don't have the time to get away to do your full work out? Or what if you're like me and can't bear to miss out on family board game time?

Anything is better than nothing as far as working out is concerned. If you are worried about not having time to work out, make a promise to yourself that you'll do what you can when you can. This way you won't put too much pressure on yourself to get it done, but you will feel good when you do.

Fit's Tip: If you're worried about it being worth your time in terms of calories burned, work out harder faster. This means if you usually run 3 miles in 30 minutes, then try to cut time but still burn the calories. Try doing 3 miles in 20 minutes. This way your heart rate should be at a higher intensity, which means you will still be burning a high amount of calories.

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t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
If Fit's advice is so stupid in your opinion, you should stay off her site. How rude. Your just fine Fit. Keep doing what you are doing.
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
Fit is simply trying to give us advice and new ways to keep our work out fun and challenging. Not sure why it would be considered stupid. What defines stupid any way? Maybe if Fit told us to 'go for a run off the Golden Gate bridge' that would be considered stupid. I love the advice, whether I actually use it or not it is still good to know information. Happy Holidays!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I agree with fit... sometimes I catch myself just running to run and I forget to push myself when I know I can be working harder. You know? This weekend i am definitely going to try working out harder faster... oh and i love playing games with the fam. Anyone tried cranium????? I can't get enough of sculptarades.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Just to show that there are many sides to the running as a work out check out Quip Stops at GiggleSugar to see what Rita Rudner has to say.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Thanks for your input Sydney78. This post was just a suggestion on how to save time. I said "try to do 3 miles in 20 minutes" because it is just a goal to run harder (and save time) for 20 minutes. By no means do I expect anyone who is not a competitive runner to start doing so unless they want to. Your advice is great too! The key is: to workout harder than you usually would in a shorter period of time, however you want to go about it. And since you asked, I Love to run! Good luck!
Sydney78 Sydney78 10 years
This advice is so stupid. You expect someone who normally runs a 10 minute mile to increase their speed to 6 1/2-3/4 minute mile for 3 miles. A slow runner suddenly turns into a competitive runner just to save time??????? Your advice should help people to work with their current physical capacity, not become a different person over night. Someone who runs a 6 1/2 minute mile is in much different shape than someone who runs a 10 minute mile. Does the person giving the advice actually run? How about running 2 miles instead of three at a 9 min/mile pace with 2 minutes of a cool down fast walk. That will increase your heart rate and save time without setting unrealistic goals. I think you can come up with some better advice than this . . .
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