You know physical activity is the key to so many positive things including increased energy, better health, better mood and better sleep. But you also know how hard it can be to develop a regular exercise habit that reaches the guideline of raising your heart rate moderately at least 30 minutes most days.
So here’s one way to reach that goal: sneak smaller 10-minute bursts of activity into your day a few times. It can be as easy as a brisk walk up and down your street with the dog in the morning, a walk at lunch and a few minutes rough-housing with your children in the evening.
Sound too easy? Think it won’t make a difference?
Turns out that studies have found that women who split their exercise into 10-minute increments were more likely to exercise consistently, and lost more weight after five months, than women who exercised for 20 to 40 minutes at a time.
For more ideas on how to sneak activity into your day and reap the benefits of exercise, check out this article from Prevention Magazine.
Join us tomorrow, when we talk about easy, small-step ways to eat healthier.