According to the Harvard University-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 12-minute exercise is enough to circulate the level of metabolites in charge of the body’s insulin resistance, stress, inflammation and longevity.
Short 12-minute cardiopulmonary exercises were found to affect 80 percent of circulating metabolites. This data was gathered from 411 middle-aged women and men with increased circulating metabolites after a strenuous short exercise. The study also revealed that there was a 29 percent decrease in glutamate, a metabolite linked to heart disease, diabetes, and decreased longevity.
“Intriguingly, our study found that different metabolites tracked with different physiologic responses to exercise, and might therefore provide unique signatures in the bloodstream that reveal if a person is physically fit, much the (same) way (that) current blood tests determine how well the kidney and liver are functioning,” Matthew Nayor of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Section in the Division of Cardiology at MGH told The Harvard Gazette.
What are you waiting for? Head over YouTube to check quick workout routines. Here are some to get you started: 12-minute Happy Sweat Workout, 12-minute Morning Cardio Workout and 12-minute full body TABATA workout. And if you’re still struggling to get the hang of of indoor workouts, here’s something you might want to read.