Micro Workouts

How to stay active at home…

Being active is critical for maintaining both physical and mental health, and can reduce your risk of many chronic health issues (such as diabetes and heart disease). Regular physical activity with help with our immune system and lessen the risk of infection.

If, like me, you are in #lockdown2.0, you could incorporate some micro workouts in your daily routine. These can take as little as 5 minutes at a time. While brushing your teeth, do some butt clenches or calf raises. Waiting for the kettle to boil – do some squats or kitchen bench push ups. Walking from room to room – incorporate some deep lunges. Maybe some shoulder presses while watching TV (use some light weights or even a couple of bottles of water). While I’m at the coffee shop, I do my balance exercise (standing on one foot at a time and standing as tall as possible). Is the weather nice outside?? Do some step ups, alternating your leading leg. Another favourite of mine is a wall sit. These are really easy, and there is no equipment necessary.

Have a go, and see if you can incorporate some of these in to your day.