It’s easy to get swept up into the chaos of day-to-day life. However, unhealthy habits sneak in when you let the chaos control you and dictate to your routine. Although Purium helps with half the battle (convenient and optimal nutrition), fitness is of equal importance. Scheduling a block of time during your day to work out isn’t always an option, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego physical activity. According to the Center for Disease Control, adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardio every week for health benefits. In addition, the CDC also lists muscle strength training as a priority twice a week.
If you begin to incorporate a few minutes in your morning, lunch or afternoon break, they will most definitely add up.
These are a few exercises that can be done almost anywhere, at any time.
- Wall sits: Stand with your back against the wall and slide down into a chair position. Hold for 30-60 seconds. For extra effort, you can cross one leg over the other and hold. Switch to balance sides.
- Chair dips: With your back to the chair and your hands on the edge of the seat, slowly bring your bottom to the floor and then bring it up to the height of the seat. Continue dipping for 10-15 reps.
- Squat jumps: Begin in a squat position and gently jump. Land softly back into a squat and hold for a second before jumping again.
- Calf raises: Slightly bend at your knees and raise your heels 12-15 times.
- Plank pose to down dog: Start in plank pose, and fluidly flow into down dog. Pause in each pose for a moment before continuing the flow.
- Good, old-fashioned push-ups: Don’t be afraid to modify with bent knees, if needed.
- Sprints or brisk walk: For 5-10 minutes, do a few 30-second sprints. Or, briskly walk for 5-10 minutes.