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Having trouble finding time in your day to get to the club and work out? You aren't alone. Studies show that only about 20% of Americans get the recommended weekly amount of physical activity.

Even a little bit helps. A growing body of research suggests you can get results by completing brief intervals of high-intensity workouts. So you can benefit from even a short time at the gym. Or on the road: Try sprinting for two minutes, walking for two minutes, and repeating the process multiple times.

Chris Jordan of the Human Performance Institute, which trains executives to improve their workouts, has created a seven-minute exercise circuit (find it at that can be executed anywhere, even in a hotel room. Ideally, you'll do it three times. Still quick, but not at all easy. That's the point.

  @Money - Last updated December 05 2013 11:23 AM ET
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