Can You Exercise For Just 30 Seconds and Lose Weight?

The thought of having to exercise on a regular basis in order to lose weight fills many people with dread. This can be one of the reasons why a person can slowly lose their motivation to exercise and come up with excuses as to why they cannot exercise.

“It’s too cold”

“It’s too hot”

“I don’t have the time”

“I’m not feeling well”

Now would you still come up with the same excuses if you knew that you would only have to exercise for thirty seconds?


When people are thinking about starting an exercise program of any description they very often start out with too big of a goal. They may say to themselves that they are going to exercise for thirty minutes, three days a week.

They then start out exercising and feel motivated but that motivation soon turns to dread especially when they tire and do not get that good feeling that others very often talk about. What can then happen is after a few days when they are meant to exercise again they come up with a list of reasons why they can’t do it. Does this sound familiar?

“I don’t want to over do it”

“I’m too tired”

“I’ll start again on Monday”

“I have a sore leg”

And being creatures of habit a pattern forms which can last for a lifetime. That is why this thirty second exercise plan is so effective.

Rather than having a big goal which at times may be difficult to follow through on because of commitments, you just have a much smaller which is easier to succeed at. This then builds your confidence and also helps to break many of those old habits of the past. You then become somebody who exercises on a regular basis as apposed to somebody who exercises and quits when the going gets tough.

At this point you are probably thinking that exercising for thirty seconds sounds fantastic but it’s not going to help me lose weight.

You are completely correct thinking that but what are the chances that after exercising for thirty seconds you just continue? Even if you did stop after just thirty seconds you can feel confident knowing that you still stuck to your goal of exercising on a regular basis.

One thing which is important is that you treat this plan just like you would if you were going to exercise for thirty minutes. Get your exercise kit on, put on your running shoes and then go and do it. So why don’t you make it your goal to exercise for just thirty seconds and discover just how easy it is to stick to this.