If your excuse for not working out is that you're too busy and don't have the time, well, you're about to need a new excuse, lazy. That's because researchers have announced an incredibly exciting new finding: just one minute of intense exercise provides the same health benefits as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. In other words, it's time to get off your ass. It'll only take a minute.
Here's what you need to know: A new study from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that out-of-shape guys who did one minute of high-intensity exercise saw the same health improvements -- their aerobic fitness, their ability to regulate blood sugar, and their muscle functions -- as out-of-shape guys who did 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise over the course of a three-month experiment, according to a report by The New York Times. Essentially, the study suggests that workouts involving short intervals of super strenuous exercise followed by lighter exercise -- repeated -- resulted in the the same benefits as a longer, less strenuous workout, but best of all, in a fraction of the time.