Great news! In 20 Minutes, 4 Weeks, 1 Killer Body, you’ll find short, effective workout sessions that you can do at home or at the gym. We include routines for your entire body (the abs, legs, glutes and arms, and more) as well as minute-by-minute cardio and even circuit plans that will rev your heart rate and challenge your muscles in the same session. Try them out, check them off your list and get on with the rest of your day, looking and feeling better than ever!
You don’t have to work out for an extended period of time to realize the benefits. Time is a precious commodity and one of the to-do items that frequently gets bumped to the bottom of the list—if not off it entirely—is exercise. Yet working out is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. It trumps medication for helping prevent and even treat a variety of conditions, including depression, pain, heart disease and diabetes. The more you do, the better, but you don’t have to commit an hour a day to exercising, especially if you’re smart about it.
JANET LEE, DACM, RYT, is a doctor of Chinese medicine, a yoga instructor and a health journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. A publishing industry veteran, Janet served as the fitness director at Shape, Self and Fitness magazines and has created hundreds of workouts for various publications as well as exercise DVDs and an app. She is a NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and frequently works with athletes. A former board member of the American Council on Exercise, Janet is also the co-author of The Supplement Handbook with Mark Moyad, MD, a research-based look at using supplements and lifestyle changes to help treat various health conditions.