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How To Work Out in Half an Hour

Watch more How to Get Fit Fast videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Work out in half an hour using these ideas and balance your life. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Warm up Warm up your muscles quickly by walking or performing slow stretches for about two minutes before starting your workout. Cover your limbs to keep the heat in. Tip "No pain, no gain," is not necessarily true. Don't force your muscles to do too much -- if you feel pain, stop. Step 2: Choose the right machine Choose a machine that challenges you and keeps your attention. Confronting something you don't like and overcoming it gets your adrenaline pumping. Step 3: Rotate quickly Rotate from one cardio machine to another in random order -- bike, elliptical machine, treadmill, and Stairmaster -- spending 5 minutes on each. Tip Burn fat around the house if you can't get to a gym by vacuuming, standing while you read, walking up and down stairs, or using basic resistance techniques while you're on the phone, cooking, washing, or dusting. Step 4: Substitute activities Substitute running or jumping rope to keep your rhythm and heart rate up if someone is using a machine you wanted to use. Step 5: Limit warm up progressively Limit your warm ups as you go from one exercise to the next until, on the last one, you give it all you've got. Step 6: Reserve time for cool down Reserve time for a 2- to 3-minute cool down. Don't waste the workout and pull a muscle because you rushed the critical minutes after. Did You Know? A 1999 study of older adults found that those who walked about 45 minutes 3 times per week for 6 months performed better on cognitive tasks than those who did stretching or strengthening exercises.
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