I’m sure you can spare one minute. According to a study done at McMaster University that’s all the time you need to exercise. When, I first read this I thought this is ridiculous and probably researched by someone who hates working out, but then I heard it was McMaster University so I have to consider that they may know what they’re talking about here.
Their exercise study found that one minute of intense exercise equaled 45 minutes of low impact to moderate exercise. It only took 60 seconds of intense effort exercise to see benefits such as increased endurance and increased cardiovascular health. One minute.
In studying 27 sedentary men experts discovered that a brief burst of energy in the workout was a useful tool that could benefit any fitness program. In fact, many exercise programs implement 60-120 seconds of high-intensity activity, followed by a period of rest. They refer to this type of exercise program as H.I.I.T (high interval intensity training). Most people doing a HIIT workout go for 20 – 30 minutes at least but according to this research that’s not necessary.