This week I’m writing about some simple things you can do in just 5 minutes to improve your day (of course, you could definitely spend more than 5 minutes, but if you can just give 5 it will be an improvement to your day). We are all busy people with busy lives and finding time for one more thing in our week or day can be such a challenge. But what if we took those things that we KNOW are good for us and would improve our day and found just 5 minutes to spend on them? Here’s one example.
I don’t know about you, but I can tell a major difference in my body when I haven’t moved around enough (and I work in an office, so there are plenty of days when I don’t move around much). I feel tired and achy and sometimes just ill.
Too often we give up “working out” because we don’t have time for a trip to the gym or a “full workout”. But really we just need to move around! And even just 5 minutes of getting your heart rate up and stretching your muscles in a step in the right direction.
Try some simple movements and stretches for 5 minutes (and maybe even several 5 minute increments throughout the day) to help your body out.
Stretch out your arms, legs, back and neck
Run in place or do jumping jacks
Do some wall pushups
Do Leg lifts
Or try Working Out in Pajamas
Or here are some links to great 5 minute workouts: