You can do a lot in 60 seconds, like whip up a smoothie, update your Facebook status or find out if that plastic stick you just peed on is going to turn pink and change your life forever. But get a full-body workout?
Cutting your exercise into tiny bits is a genious way to sneak toning into a day that seems too packed even for a lunch break, much less a workout, say the experts at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Here’s what to do if you’ve only got a minute (literally): Each time you get up from your desk or pass through the kitchen, stop and do a single minute’s worth of moves. By the end of the day, you’ll have accumulated enough activity to make a real difference to your fitness and your weight.
Here’s how the experts suggest you spend your 60 seconds:
- Do burpees (aka squat thrusts) for 60 seconds.
Of course you’ll get more benefit from doing 5 or 10 (or more) minutes at a time. But on days when that’s just not going to happen, becoming a minute man (or woman) is a savvy solution.
Got a minute? We thought so.
If you could spend one minute doing whatever you want, what would it be? Let us know in the comments section below.
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