The Key to a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle
Are you struggling to fit a full workout into your busy schedule? Micro workouts may be the answer.
Also known as mini workouts, are short bursts of physical activity that can easily incorporated be into your daily routine. They last no more than 30 minutes and can be performed anywhere, anytime.
Research has shown that these workouts can be just as effective as traditional, longer workouts. These short bursts of activity can help improve cardiovascular health, increase muscle tone, and boost energy levels.
Here are some examples of workouts that you can try:
Squats: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, then lower your body down as if you were sitting back in a chair. Hold for a few seconds, then stand back up. Repeat this motion 10-15 times.
Push-ups: Start in a plank position with your hands placed slightly wider than your shoulders. Lower your body until your chest touches the ground, then push back up. Complete 10-15 repetitions.
Plank: Hold a plank position for 30-60 seconds, keeping your core engaged and your back straight.
Jumping jacks: Stand with your feet together, then jump your feet out to the sides while raising your arms overhead. Jump back to the starting position. Repeat for 30-60 seconds.
Stair climb: Climb up and down a flight of stairs for 5-10 minutes.
Incorporating these into your daily routine can help you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, even if you have a busy schedule. Start with a few minutes a day and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts as you progress.
“Don’t let a busy schedule be an excuse for neglecting your fitness. Give these workouts a try and experience the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: We always recommend that anyone, especially those suffering from any medical conditions or taking any medication, first check with their medical practitioner before starting any eating or exercise programme, or using any new products. Be mindful of unproven medical claims and prioritise your health when making choices.
- “M-workouts: How long does it take to get fit?” from BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46102702
- “The science behind m-workouts” from the American Council on Exercise: https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/6755/the-science-behind-micro-workouts
- “5 m-workouts for a busy day” from Harvard Health Publishing: https://www.health.harvard.edu/exercise-and-fitness/5-micro-workouts-for-a-busy-day
- “The rise of m-workouts: A quick and easy way to stay fit” from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/15/the-rise-of-micro-workouts-a-quick-and-easy-way-to-stay-fit