Micro-workouts are here to take away your excuse of “no time to workout”! It’s a reality that most of us can’t fit in 60 minutes of exercise everyday in one go, but we all can add micro-workouts to our day.
Micro-workouts are perfect for people who feel like they are constantly on the go. They are short periods of intense training that last 10 minutes or less! You can even do these a few times a day to really rack up the points.
The benefits of micro workouts include: Getting fit quicker: the high intensity of the workouts speed up your body’s stress adaptation response which makes you fitter faster.
Efficient: You get to save time and burn more calories by using exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time.
Better Energy: Since you’ll be getting your body up and moving through the day, you will constantly elevate your heart rate and give yourself an energy boost.
Here’s how to add micro workouts to your days: At home: Set an alarm to go off every hour and do a few minutes of quick movements such as jumping jacks, burpees or high knees. At Work: Whenever your schedule allows you to (break time, right after a phone call, bathroom break etc..) do a series of movements such as push ups, squats or lunges.
Anywhere: While you are waiting for supper to cook, before your shower, right before bed – all great times to squeeze in some activity! Pretend to jump rope, do some high kicks, use the counter to pound out some push ups etc...!
Any movement is good movement so if all you can do is put in 5 – 10 minutes about 3 times a day – then it still counts! That adds up to 30 minutes a day and that’s better than 0 minutes. Be creative and get moving.