If you are looking to burn fat and build muscle strength, then you need a combination of cardio exercises and weight training to make it happen. For people that are limited in free time, this may seam overwhelming to accomplish on a regular basis. However, here are some exercise tips to help you save time.
Take up walking or jogging. These exercises save you time because you need the least amount of equipment to get started. All you need is a pair of running shoes and warm clothes.
While jogging is optimal for fat loss, walking is the perfect exercise to start with. It gets your blood flowing and helps you burn fat. Walking is a great starter exercise because it is low impact and likely to extend or injure yourself. However, walking should not be the “end all” for your exercise regimen. You need to be working your way up to running.
Since walking is such a low impact exercise you may not be exerting yourself as you need to. So, make sure you set goals and build up to jogging or running. You’ll have less injury and you’ll build your endurance with this approach. You will be surprised what you’ll be able to do in a few weeks.
Also, you don’t have to spend a long time with cardio. What you have to remember is: the faster you move, the more intense the session is. So 20 minutes of combining walking and running will benefit you greatly and be effective.
The next step is to add a strength training routine. The best way to have an effective routine that saves you time is to have a home gym equipped with a bench and dumbbells.
Dumbbells are a great way to increase muscle tone because they allow you to perform many exercises that tax your muscles at many different angles. Dumbbells are effective for both men and women because you can have many different weight variations.
Exercising at home saves you time because you can workout at your convenience. You will need to schedule your workouts at a time that’s best for you and commit to it. You can get a good work out with dumbbells within 20 minutes to a half an hour.
The best approach is to build up to a fast paced workout with minimal rest. This way you are provided a challenge. However be careful not to exceed your capabilities so you minimize soreness and chance of injury.