We all want to improve our health and fitness, but taking on an exercise routine can feel daunting. When we’re busy with commitments, we need easy, effective ways to make a difference – quickly!
What can you do with just 5 minutes?
The next time you’re surfing the web, or exchanging texts with a friend, remember that committing those five minutes to yourself can be beneficial to your body and mind. In fact, just five minutes of movement can get you closer to your fitness goals than you may think possible.
Little bursts of movement, throughout the day, get your blood flowing and increase your energy. No matter how busy you are, you have five minutes here and there, throughout your
Ideas for those Five Minutes
Here are a few suggestions for high-impact ways to improve your fitness with just five minutes of movement.
Five minutes of crunches and you’ll see results faster than you ever thought. Done three or four times a day? You’ll zip into your skinny jeans in no time!
Five minutes of skipping rope – your heart will thank you for it!
Five minutes of the plank position. Do a plank for 60 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds. That’s three planks in five minutes.
Five minute brisk walk from the farthest corner of the parking lot. Do twice a day, and you’re well on your way to aerobic heaven.
Five minutes of squats — Hello, lean legs!
Five minutes of gentle stretching — and feel more relaxed and limber right away.
Five minutes of meditation. Practicing mindfulness, even briefly, each day, will help stress and tension leave your body.
Make it a habit!
Work one or two of these ideas into your day and you’ll soon be on your way to looking and feeling better!