Health & Fitness
15 Minute Fitness: Busy Girls Guide

15 Minute Fitness: Busy Girls Guide

15 Minute Fitness: Busy Girls Guide

No need to spend hours each day exercising to lose weight and reach your fitness goals. Now you can train smart and get lasting results! This new guide is aimed at the busy, modern female who values her social life and doesn’t want to spend every spare moment exercising. This extensive, high quality 132-page fully illustrated publication will explain why short workouts work and is packed with time-saving workouts and exercise guidelines for sessions that can be done in just 15 minutes to help you lose weight and tone up in just eight weeks. It also has a vast range of recipes and easy to prepare meals that will fill you up and help to prevent cravings and hunger pangs. It really is the ultimate busy girl’s guide to getting fit and losing weight!

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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In this issue

2 min.
‘short and sweet gets results’

I have a friend who spends two hours in the gym every day. She swears it’s the only way to stay in shape. But when you watch her exercise, you can see why she has this opinion. Every workout she does is the same – the choice of machines, the exercises, the intensity – nothing about her workout routine has even an occasional hint of variety. And when she works out, she doesn’t break a sweat. In some ways, I envy her. She can leave the gym with her hair intact – straight and almost salon fresh! I leave the gym with my hair in a curly mess, but at least I know I’ve done a workout. My friend exercises at a low intensity. She pedals slowly on the exercise bike,…

2 min.
‘give all you can!’

We live in a world where time is everything and we expect results instantly. I’ve recently heard the average waiting time for an app to open is 0.1 seconds. If an app or website takes longer than 10 seconds to load, we leave it and move on to the next. It’s shocking, but I’m the same. I hate the buffering sign, spinning around in circles, wasting my time when I could be doing something else! So, how do we find a way to fit things that do take time into our insanely fast-paced lifestyles? Even I sometimes have to give myself a pep talk – it’s so easy to say I don’t have time for training. I’m a mum, I work full-time, I have other family commitments and when I get…

1 min.
our experts

Christine Bailey Christine wrote our eight-week meal plans and is a qualified nutritionist, a professional chef, and a food and health consultant. She is also the author of Supercharged Juice & Smoothie Recipes. Charlotte Buxton Charlotte compiled our protein and energy snack pages. She is a freelance journalist, copywriter and blogger. Charlotte writes about a range of subjects, including food and drink, health, women and confidence. When she’s not chasing a story, she’s busy exploring all the joys that London has to offer. Visit nothinggoodrhymeswithcharlotte.com Claire Chamberlain Sub-Editor Claire is a keen runner and mum of two young children. She is a firm believer that exercise should be fun and loves the great outdoors. When not racing around after her little ones, she can be found blogging at keeprunningmummy.wordpress.com Sarah Ellis Sarah is a qualified nutritional therapist…

4 min.
busy life? that’s no excuse!

When you’re busy and don’t think you have any spare time to stop what you’re doing and exercise, you may be surprised to hear this is probably the best time to take a break. When you get stressed, your ability to think clearly can be impaired, and it’s easy to work yourself into a frenzy about what needs to be done and ponder how you are going to get everything finished. This is the time when you need to be able to think clearly, and find yourself some time and space to work out a plan to complete your tasks. Rather than taking a break that involves eating an unhealthy treat because you’re stressed, or wasting time watching mindless TV, now is the perfect time to exercise. If you work from…

3 min.
run the numbers

40%Reduced risk of hip fractures (in older people) Do you often lack motivation to exercise? If so, it’s worth remembering that even a small amount of regular activity during the week can significantly improve your health, as well as your waistline. While this may sound obvious, you might be surprised how significant those benefits are when you look at statistics from the World Health Organization. So, when you need motivation to exercise, consider these benefits and you’ll be more likely to want to get active. In short, regular cardiovascular exercise, such as running, jogging, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, or any continuous movement that raises your heart rate and leaves you moderately out of breath can reduce the risk of disease as follows… 40% Reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease 30% Reduced risk of…

3 min.
the health benefits of exercise

REDUCED RISK OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE High blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer’, as there are no symptoms, and it can increase your risk of heart attack and heart failure. It can also damage blood vessels, as well as causing kidney disease and stroke. Monitor blood pressure regularly and get it checked if you’re concerned. A normal blood pressure range is 120/80 to 140/90. Regular exercise combined with a healthy diet can help to reduce your risk of high blood pressure. REDUCED CANCER RISK Exercise can reduce your risk of certain diseases. It’s been proven that regular cardiovascular exercise, such as running or cycling, can decrease the risk of certain cancers. Cancer Research UK says bowel cancer risk can be reduced, as exercise increases the rate at which food moves through…