Fitness: Frequent Workouts Are More Effective

Frequent Workouts Are More Effective

By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, Special to Lifescript


When it comes to losing weight, it may not be how many calories you burn in a week that affects your bottom line most. Rather, it’s how often you burn these calories.

If you’re relying on a 4-hour weekend hike to make up for a sedentary week, you may actually be better off spending four 1-hour sessions in the gym throughout the week. The reason? You’ll have more energy to give to your workouts when you break them up into smaller, more frequent sessions, rather than trying to do it all at once. And that means more calories burned.

Sign up for a few group fitness classes at your gym to help motivate you to be more active during the week. Or make a point to exercise at least 30 minutes every morning before you start your day. The more often you exercise, the more success you’ll have at finally losing the weight and getting in shape, once and for all.