Creating a lighter, healthier you is a multi-step process. One of the most important steps, and the main focus of this section, is exercise. Here we explore everything from the benefits of exercise to how much and how often it is necessary to promote weight loss.

Full-Body Tabata Workout

This short Tabata workout does the trick to tone your arms, legs and core! All the moves are bodyweight focused so you don’t need any equipment – just a timer and a mat!


Crunched for time? Lacking a gym membership?

Despite the exercises circumstances dealing with, a Tabata workout provides the benefits of a fitness routine without the need for an hour's worth of time at the gym, or even requiring a gym at all!

What is Tabata?

Tabata is an early form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It started in the 90's by Izumi Tabata, a Japanese professor who simultaneously used it to get speed skaters in shape for the Olympics. 

It involves short, four-minute bouts of explosive interval moves done for 20 seconds each for eight rounds, with a 10-second break between each round.

The Tabata workout below can not only be virtually completed anywhere, but done so quickly while still ensuring an effective exercise routine! 

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on March 24, 2016. Updated on February 18, 2019.


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