Fitness Friday – 13-minute exercise

Fitness Friday – 13-minute exercise

In order to stay in shape and be healthy you have to dedicate time to working out. If you are working or taking classes, it may be hard to find that time in your busy schedule. According to recent research in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, you may only need to exercise for thirteen minutes, three times a week.

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After eight weeks, the researchers found that those who completed one set of each exercise benefited just as much as those who did five times as much work.

For this week’s Fitness Friday, try this 13-minute workout for those who are in a time crunch but want to get stronger. For the best results, complete this workout three times a week.

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* One minute of side planks, 30 seconds each side

* 30-second rest

* 30 seconds of mountain climbers

* 30-second rest

* One minute of push-ups, full or knees

* 30-second rest

* One minute of sit-ups

* 30-second rest

* One minute of squats

* 30-second rest

* One minute of ab twists

* 30-second rest

* One minute of squat jumps

* 30-second rest

* One minute of jumping jacks

* 30-second rest

* 30-second plank

* One minute of high knees