Thanks for your input, pookie. It just doesn’t seem like a good overall lifestyle regardless of the results. But maybe for my hyper-stressed sister-in-law it would perfect.[/quote]
Well, consistency is maybe the most important part of any workout. If she can stick with doing those 20 minutes so that it becomes a habit, she might be able to work up from that.
At the very least, it will be better than nothing. Also, when training, most people tend to pay more attention to getting a proper diet, so that can also help.
Basically, if 20 minutes a week is all she’s ready to put in, why not? Most “ordinary” people join a gym in january, train like idiots for 2-3 weeks, burn out and go back to their flabby lifestyles. I can’t see anyone burning out from 20 minutes a week, and it’s so short as to make any excuse to skip the workout completely shameful.
If she can do it for 3-4 months, she might be interested in kicking it up a notch later.
By the way, if she really goes thru with it, keep us posted on the results (if any…)