Time-Saving Workout Tips

Fitness, Healthy Living, Weight Loss
on March 19, 2008

Holidays can get hectic. Make exercise part of your day with these tips from Jackie Warner, star of the Bravo television show "Work Out" and owner of the Beverly Hills Fitness Studio, Sky Sport & Spa.

1. If you know you're short on time, focus your workout on the muscles that are the biggest fat burners — the chest, back, quads, glutes and hamstrings.

2. Try this for a quick 20-minute cardio treadmill workout: Raise the incline to 15 and walk for two minutes at 3 mph. Lower the ramp to 1.0 and jog for two minutes at 4.5 mph. Then slow to a comfortable walking pace and walk for one minute. Repeat four times.

3. You don't need a gym to work out. Most exercises can be done at home with resistance bands and/or free weights. You can also use water bottles or canned goods as weights.

4. Walk as much as possible. If there are stairs where you live or work, walk up and down them four times each day for a total of 10 minutes each time.