Research shows benefit of short, intense exercise to boost metabolism

By WEEK Producer

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:16 PM CDT

One of the biggest complaints people make when it comes to exercising is not having enough time to do it.

There are some ways to get some exercise in even on your busiest days.

If you can't find 10 minutes to get that quick workout in, you can try mixing it into your leisure time.

"When you're watching your TV, even during the commercials, commercials at a minute to two minutes long, get up and do some type of activity. Whether it's holding a plank for the commercial time, or march, or jump rope, or do whatever you can during that time, you're going to see a huge difference,” said Melissa Hendricks of the Cleveland Clinic.

Research shows short, intense exercise can boost your metabolism and fight weight gain.

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