Our busy lives make fitting in proper workouts difficult — which is why a new study from McMaster University in Canada is such fantastic news.
Researchers found that exercise bursts as brief as 20 seconds — like sprinting up a few flight of stairs — can have major heart health benefits. Seriously.
In a perfect world, we’d all be spending much more than 30 minutes a week getting our heart rates up—not to mention stretching and strength training — but every little helps.
So next time you're going to take the lift, take the stairs instead and if you have a minute or two free, why not try some of these simple exercises?