Regardless of the time constraints, workouts that are either bite-size or lengthy can have profound effects on your overall health.
We can have the best intentions when it comes to our workout schedule, but sometimes life gets in the way. Yet research indicates that nearly any amount of exercise can lead to impressive health benefits.
It's well-documented that leading a physically active lifestyle can lead to a healthier and happier life, says Denise Cervantes, an ACE- and NASM-certified personal trainer and an AFAA-certified group exercise instructor.
"We know that when you exercise, it can help lower the risk of developing many long-term conditions, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers", she says.
And the good news is that, regardless of the amount of time you can devote to a sweat session, there are proven benefits to both lengthy and short workouts.