You may have noticed something different about my workouts.

They are all short. In fact, most workouts are only 4 minutes.

There is a very good reason why I keep my workouts short.

I want you to finish them. I want you to build workout habits.

Shorter workouts over a long period of time are far more effective and kinder on the body than longer, more insane workouts.

If you have a busy and stressful life then the worse thing you can do is add a long workout to your day.


Long workouts are very stressful, they trigger large amounts of the stress hormones Adrenaline and Cortisol.

These hormones create huge amounts of focus and are useful for avoiding very dangerous situations like running away from lions and tigers but are very demanding on the body’s resources.

In a world where most people are already stressed out adding additional stress to the body is a recipe for disaster.

Harder and longer workouts do have their place. You can use them when training for specific events or challenges but they are not sustainable for everyday use.

I’ve said this many times before, the secret to getting strong, lean, fit and healthy is small daily habits.

So here is what I propose you do. Start thinking about the long term.

How many workouts can you get in, this month?

Imagine how much stronger and leaner you would be if you weren’t skipping workouts because you were too tired, didn’t have the time or were injured.

Start with a 4 minute workout. If you are feeling energised then repeat it a few more times. Not all days are created equal.

But most importantly just get the 4 minutes done and then congratulate yourself and look forward to exercising again the next day.

That’s all for today. Remember small daily workouts beat a few insane ones every time!

How exciting, right?

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Lisa Barwise

Author Lisa Barwise

Hi, I'm Lisa. I consider myself a Wellness Alchemist, the catalyst in the transformation of Strong Women around the world. Strong of mind, body and character.

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