Q. Glen, I am a very busy business man , Can I squeeze in a little exercise two or three times a day and get some results?
A. Yes, Some days it's hard to squeeze in a workout between meetings, time with your woman, and, oh yeah, sleep.
For optimum health, you should try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week. But a new study indicates that you can shrink your waist by doing less exercise.
Researchers at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, split 106 people into three groups. One took a 30-minute walk 3 days a week, one took a 30-minute walk 5 days a week, and the last didn't walk at all.
After 12 weeks, both walking groups increased their overall fitness and decreased their blood pressure and waist and hip circumference -- enough to decrease their risk of heart disease.
And you don't have to do all 30 minutes at the same time. Those who split their exercise into 10-minute segments experienced the same health benefits as the all-at-once walkers.
So fit in a full workout on the days you can, and on other days try to get some short spurts of brisk walking in. If you really want to lose weight, you'll find the time.
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !
Wishing You Great Health!
Any questions? Ask Glen!