Every Minute Counts!

Too busy to exercise?  *Every minute you exercise in a day counts towards increasing your overall health.  Yes, every minute counts!  Intermittent exercise can be just as effective as doing it all at once.  It all adds up.

One Minute Challenge:  Stand up right now and march in place for one minute with high knees.  It’ll get your blood pumping and increase your your energy!

Exercise

Exercise 1

Get outside for a walk when you can and see the new colors forming around you.  Join a spring or summer league, go to the driving range and hit some golf balls, or go for a bike ride.  Have fun with it. Your heart will thank you! Notice, I didn’t even once mention the gym.  You don’t need to workout in a gym to be fit and healthy (from the mouth of a trainer).

Exercise 2

Did you know…

Exercise 3

**In just 10 minutes, you can burn:

  • 121 calories running (6.5 mph)
  • 115 calories swimming
  • 91 calories biking
  • 87 calories skating/boarding
  • 85 calories playing soccer
  • 69 calories playing tennis
  • 54 calories golfing
  • 43 calories walking (3.5 mph)
  • 32 calories practicing yoga

Fit in just one minute of exercise per day into your hectic schedule.  Take the time, make the effort.  Before you know it, you’ll be able to squeeze in 10 minutes before, during, and after work to get at least 30 minutes of activity in per day!

*Sources: here and here.  Consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.

**These numbers are based on an 150 pound individual.  Actual calories burned depends on body weight and intensity level.

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