We all want to be in good shape but most of us don’t find a 30–45-minute block of time to involve in physical activities like exercise and others. If you are one of them, you should try mini workouts.
What are mini workouts?
As the name suggests, these are a series of short workout sessions. You can do mini workouts at any time of the day. In this, your fragment your workouts into smaller sessions. They are just as beneficial as one single workout session. There are even some studies to show that it is not necessary to get all your exercise at once. Moving throughout the day is just as effective.
How much exercise is enough?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, an adult should be involved in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.
Benefits of mini workouts
Experts feel that mini workouts can provide increased flexibility as you can do them between your daily tasks. Let’s have a look at some of the health benefits of mini workouts.
Weight Loss: Mini workouts keep you active throughout the day and can help maintain a healthy metabolism. This in turn burns more calories and helps in weight loss.
Build Muscle Strength: Apart from assisting in weight loss, mini workouts can help you in building muscle strength.
Improve Flexibility: You keep your body moving throughout the day with mini workouts and therefore they can provide your body flexibility and energy.
Stay Active: Any amount of workout is beneficial for you. It will increase your energy and mental clarity.
Lower Stress Levels: Mini workouts speed up the release of endorphins or happy hormones in the brain and therefore reduce stress.
Reduces chances of injury: Mini workouts lower your chance of injury.