This Is How Many Minutes You Need to Exercise to Burn Fat All Day Long

Updated: Jul. 19, 2017

This exercise routine is so quick, you'll never believe that you burn fat for an entire day afterward.


OK, so maybe your New Year’s resolution didn’t exactly pan out. As for your beach body diet? Well, there’s always next summer. But don’t give up on slimming down just yet! If you want to start burning fat all day long (yes, even as you sit in your cubicle), look no further than this incredible exercise routine.

Developed by Jeremy Scott, a trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Arizona, this high-intensity interval workout “will send your body’s repair cycle into overdrive,” Men’s Health writes. As a result, your body will still be burning calories for up to 24 hours afterward. The short bursts of intense exercise will improve your heart’s health, too. (These fat releasing foods will also help you lose weight fast.)

To get started, memorize these four exercises in order: high-knee sprint in place, running mountain climber, skater hop, and plyo-clap pushup. You can refer to the video below for more details. After that, instructions couldn’t be simpler. Round one calls for you to do each exercise for 10 seconds, resting for 10 more seconds between each move. Repeat the exercises a second time before resting again for one minute. Then, repeat the whole thing for five more rounds.

Plus, get this: The entire routine is only 18 minutes long! Yep, you read that right. After less than 20 minutes each morning, the fat will start melting off your body. So according to us, you’ve never had a better excuse to hit the gym every day. (Get to know the secrets of women who work out every day if you need a little inspiration.)

If working out isn’t your thing, check out these amazing fat-releasing habits that don’t take a lick of exercise.

Source: Men’s Health