All you need is a few minutes…..

Think you have no time to get fit? If you have one minute to spare, you do have the time. A single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits that are similar to longer, traditional endurance training, according to researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. So there goes the number one excuse for not getting in shape: There is not enough time. “This is a very time-efficient workout strategy,” says Martin Gibala, a professor of kinesiology at McMaster and lead author of the study. “Brief bursts of intense exercise are remarkably effective.” And you don’t have to be on a stationary bike to reap the benefits. “The basic principles apply to many forms of exercise,” he says. “Climbing a few flights of stairs on your lunch hour can provide a quick and effective workout. The health benefits are significant.”