15 Minutes of Exercise A Day

It’s not surprising to learn that exercise is essential to your health. Dr. Carrie Jones authored Exercise At Least 15 Minutes A Day For Your Health which points out that recent research supports that regular exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, improves energy, reduces stress, builds muscle and strength, reduces cardiovascular risk, reduces glucose levels and can help prevent cancer. Dr. Jones says that fitting in 15 minutes (which is only half of a typical sitcom) of exercise is easier than you think and she offers a few suggestions to get started:

1. On a treadmill, walk for a minute at an easy incline, walk for 2 minutes at a moderate incline then walk for 3 minutes at a high incline and repeat for fifteen minutes.
2. On an outdoor bike or Spin bike, pedal as fast as you can for 30 seconds then pedal easy for a minute and repeat.
3. When running in your neighborhood, sprint down the block and walk when crossing the street, then sprint the next block for fifteen minutes.
4. Hop on the elliptical and go hard for 1 minute then easy for 1 minute and repeat.

Of course, you can track these workouts along with your weight and blood pressure with Fitdigits. In fact, Fitdigits includes several preloaded exercise routines (a little longer than 15 minutes) and the ability to create your own workouts on your iPhone. Sometimes all you need is a little motivation to get going and your Fitdigits to track it. Get fit and stay healthy with Fitdigits.

Read the full article here: http://www.empowher.com/cancer/content/exercise-least-15-minutes-day-your-health

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