The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Getting Fit

By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine

Calling all women who don't want to slave away on the treadmill for an hour each day! Crazy, surprising fitness news: If you have 60 seconds, you can get fit--right now...

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My Vitamin G co-blogger Lexi asked you all recently how you find time to exercise, because, let's face it, we're busy. And it sometimes can feel daunting to find time to go to the gym or go on a jog (especially when you have to factor in time to shower and change afterward). Sigh. So, I'm loving the premise of a new study that asked the question: How little time can you spend on exercise and still reap the health benefits?

The answer, the researchers found, was fascinating: Study participants experienced significant gains in heart health when they simply pushed themselves during cardio workouts for 60-second intervals, for 20 minutes. So, imagine booking it on the treadmill--giving it your all--for 60 seconds--followed by a 60-second rest period of walking slowly.

Totally doable, right?

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