5-minute High Intensity Workouts: The Best 3 You Can Do at Home

How’d you like to get a bootie that defies gravity in just 5 a day?

What if I said that a five-minute workout not only makes you fit but also smarter and helps you live longer?

Better yet, what if I showed you how to do these easy short bursts of exercise in the comfort of your own home?

Five-minute a Day to Blast Your Brain and Better Your Body

For lack of resources, for lack of time, an hour-long class at the gym is a luxury not everybody can afford. Or, let’s be honest here, you simply picture it as betraying your favorite TV series—speaking of which, Mr. Robot “season 2”? NBC, you must be kidding me.

Back to our glorious sweat, the good news is, after all, you can well live without it and be toned in other ways: short burst workouts.

Described by an Australian medical study as “repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1-5 minutes of recovery (either no or low-intensity exercise).”, your body and brain will never thank you enough for the following:

  • ATHLETIC CAPACITY INCREASES. Burst or high-intensity workouts build endurance and strength as much as slow, steady repetitions; if not more.
  • FAT LOSS SKYROCKETS. Don’t get fooled by the short duration of a burst session. For it looks like you’re burning hardly any calories, and yet your body is able to consume more energy steadily throughout the rest of the day, compared to longer sweating sessions.
  • WORKOUT PEAKS OUT. Faster and more intensive than traditional cardio training, neither you need nor it is safe to do longer burst circuits.
  • BRAIN FUNCTION IMPROVES. Intense burst-type exercise improves both cognition—age-related areas of the brain where decline tends to occur— and longevity—anti-aging and anabolic hormones.

Be Fit, Comfortably at Home

Enough to make your mouth water. So, boost your wellbeing with the 3 short burst-style workouts from the graphic below: kitchen workout, stair workout, and modified inchworm.

A note of caution, though: start easy and build your intensity as you get used to each exercise and keep control of your body.

You will squeeze in these five-minute high-intensity training easier than you can believe; where and when YOUR choice, and your choice only.

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