Everyone has a zillion excuses why they don't exercise. High on the list of reasons are lack of time and the weather. Let's cross those off your list and look at Tabata, a quick, high intensity interval routine developed in Japan in the 1990s. The research done by Tabata and his team found that those who used this intense interval training improved their aerobic (cardiovascular) health and their anaerobic condition (muscles) more than any other group. The workout uses a 20/10 interval where you exercise hard for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. You do this 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. Best yet, no equipment or gym membership is needed. It can be done in your home with little or no equipment. I use this Tabata timer for my workout: http://www.tabatatimer.com/
Join me down the road to better health. Who doesn't have 4 minutes to spare?
Dee Antil is a multifaceted woman much like the stones she uses in her artisan jewelry designs. She has worn many hats from nurse anesthetist to single mother, founder of non-profit art co-op, amateur photographer, orchid grower, exercise/nutrition enthusiast. She also loves design, fashion, and the sea.