The latest research shows that every minute of exercise counts. Today, all you have to do are two-minute bouts of activity (easy, right?) 15 times throughout the day. Last part may sound a bit tougher, but here’s how you can do it.
Keep a tally in your phone, on your computer, on paper, or be creative like putting 15 beads in one jar and moving them to another jar as you complete bouts.
If you have a little extra time to exercise, then you don’t have to do as many bouts throughout the day. So today, look for five-minute slots to fit in activity and do that six times to hit your 30-minute exercise goal. Here are ideas for how to fit them in:
It used to be that you had to do at least 10 minutes of exercise for it to count toward the recommended 150 minutes a week. Not anymore—shorter bouts as you’ve seen also count based on the latest research—but it’s still an effective way to get your workouts in. Simply get up and move three times today for 10 minutes each time. Here are some ways to try it.
You’re up to two, 15-minute sessions today.
You’ve worked your way up to 30 minutes. Only one workout today. The best time of the day to exercise is the time that you’re most likely to stick with it. For many, that’s in the morning before other responsibilities may distract you. But if you’re not a morning person, schedule your workout any time that works for you.