You might think, when you hear that it only takes 10 minutes of exercise daily to improve physical fitness, that it is just not true. Your incredulity might just keep you on the couch instead of taking Fido, or yourself, out for a walk. Well after listening to a rocking Fitness Rocks podcast featuring an interview with Dr. Timothy Church, I am inspired to reiterate this 10-minutes-a-day fact.
Dr. Church was surprised by the results of his study on the relationship between amount of exercise and fitness levels. Sedentary women who began exercising at a very moderate rate for 10 minutes a day had improved fitness levels as well as decreased waist circumference. Only 10 minutes a day really does help. So get up off that couch and walk, briskly if it is cold where you are, for 10 minutes. Do it daily for an entire week and see how you feel. The study lasted longer than a week, but seven consecutive days of moderate exercise should have you feeling better, and feeling better should help motivate you to keep moving.