How long do you need to workout for it to qualify as a “good workout”?

45 minutes? 60 minutes? Longer?

What about 20 minutes?…

Oftentimes, when people think about exercising for 20 minutes, they either disregard it as an option because “it’s not long enough to get a good workout”…

Or they try to make up for the shorter duration by cranking the intensity WAY up.

But – does it have to be this way?

Do you either have to workout for longer periods of time or in ways that are really intense and risk injury?

On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, this is the topic we are exploring.

We lay out the biggest issues with most 20-minute workouts and what you can do differently to make sure you can get stronger, more fit, and healthier without increasing your risk for injury.

If you are trying to get an amazing workout in but feel like you don’t have enough time to, this discussion is for you!

Check out all of the details in this week’s episode!

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Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.