Yes, but there is a catch...
You already know that exercising at high intensity for 20 minutes elevates your mood for up to 12 hours and that exercise increases the production of growth hormone and brain function, and is one of the best ways to increase your longevity and also reducing your risk of Alzheimer's by half.
And reduces your stress. And increases your immune system function. We need not go into all of that; you already know this.
But did you know this...
In a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, just one 23-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session per week boosts aerobic capacity, lower blood pressure, and lower body fat...was almost as effective as doing three 23-minute sessions per week!!!
But here's the catch. You can't just do ANY kind of exercise. Not just getting on the treadmill for 23 minutes or riding a bike for 23 minutes or doing just any kind of exercise. IT HAS TO BE HIGH INTENSITY.
You have to engage in the factors that make the exercise intense. Speed, resistance, full body, complete range of motion. You have to get into anaerobic metabolism for a few seconds -- in the RED zone of training.
And you have to go beyond your level of training - just a little - to gain the benefits we're talking about.
This is the way to do it - and not 23 minutes. Try 30 second bursts!