Getting a Move on in Your Day

“A study from the University of Utah shows that all those little bits and pieces of exercise you do throughout the day can add up to something big. In fact, even a single “brisk” minute of moving can have a noticeable impact.”

Benefits of Short Exercises

1.       Short bursts keep your heart rate up throughout the day and helps your metabolism work more often.

2.       These short bursts help with appetite control.

3.       A little is better than nothing. Every bit of movement is great for your body.

4.       Balances cardio, strength and stretching.

5.       Helps regulate blood sugar.

6.       Helps focus and reduces headaches.

7.       Increases heart rate throughout the day.

If you can get these short exercises to add up to 100 minutes per day, then it will also decrease mortality rates and obesity in the individual by up to 75%.

 Ways to Fit Exercise into your Schedule

  1. Use commercial breaks on television shows as time to get up and move or dance.
  2. Get up and dance to the kitchen to do laundry. Move that booty.
  3. Set a reminder on your phone or Fitbit.
  4. Tabata – 20 seconds fast, 10 seconds rest
  5. Walk and take the stairs any time that you can. Park far away.
  6. Use tasks like standing in line or brushing your teeth to do calf raises.
  7. Use your kids to lift weights and have fun at the same time.
  8. Desk Exercises are great- Chair Yoga.
  9. Bed Exercises and Stretching.
  10. Stand up to take phone calls or better yet go see your coworker (non -Covid time).
  11. Cleaning your house is a great exercise.
  12. Play with pets and take them for a walk.


1.       You do not have to have special equipment to do many exercises.

2.       There are many free videos on YouTube.

3.       Dance, move, and have fun. That is all there is to it.

4.       Get outside. Take a moment to really walk or do things the “less convenient” way.

Published by Bertena Varney

I am the owner of A New You Self Care Center.

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