When it Comes to Exercise

When it comes to exercise, I think about how to “get” started. But often, starting is not the problem. The big question is, maintaining it. The official Health.gov guidelines say adults should do strength exercises at least two times a week, as well as 150 – 300 minutes of moderate activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, every week.

We now know about more health benefits from physical activity — and how Americans can more easily achieve them. The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans with the latest scientific evidence shows that physical activity has many health benefits independent of other healthy behaviors, like proper nutrition.

The first fundamental guideline for adults is to move more and sit less. New evidence shows a strong relationship between increased sedentary behavior and increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and all-cause mortality. All physical activity, especially moderate-to-vigorous activity, can help offset these risks.

We all know we should be doing more, but how do we keep moving when our motivation slips, the weather takes a turn for the worse, or life gets in the way? Try these 18 guidelines to keep you going.

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At-Home HIIT Workout Routine for Women

Can’t seem to find the time to exercise? Well, this HIIT Workout Routine for Women doesn’t require you to work out for hours and hours a week to lose weight, build strength, and improve your overall health.

You can complete a calorie-torching HIIT workout in just 15 minutes—and you don’t even need to go to the gym to do it. The key: compound exercises, which are double-duty moves that fire up multiple muscle groups at once, allowing you to maximize your limited workout time.

Compound exercises are some of the best ways to get a body-transforming workout fast. These efficient movements require the use of multiple muscle groups at once. The best compound exercises help you build strength, tone your abs, arms, and legs while also getting your heart rate up—all in a single, super fun sweat session.

The following HIIT workout routine for women consists of eight highly effective compound exercises that not only strengthen muscles in your arms, legs, and core but also challenge your balance and coordination.

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