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Be a Pro at Micro Workouts!

A micro workout is a short burst of physical activity that lasts anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. The idea behind micro workouts is that even small bouts of exercise can have a big impact on your health and fitness over time. In fact, research has shown that just a few minutes of exercise spread throughout the day can be just as effective as longer, continuous workouts.

Here are some tips on how to incorporate micro workouts into your daily routine:

  • Take the stairs: Instead of taking the elevator or escalator, opt for the stairs. Climbing stairs for just a few minutes can be a great way to get your heart rate up and burn some calories.
  • Do some squats: Whenever you have a spare moment, do a few squats. Squats are a great exercise that can be incorporated into everyday tasks like while picking something up off the ground or while cleaning or doing laundry, they can be done just about anywhere!
  • Do calf raises: While you’re standing in line or waiting for your turn to checkout, rise up onto your tiptoes and lower back down. Repeat for a few reps.
  • Walk and talk: If you have a phone call to make, take a walk while you talk. Walking is a low-impact exercise that can be done almost anywhere, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air and clear your mind. Bonus: try and speed walk for added cardio!
  • Stretch it out: Create a routine of 4-5 stretches to do throughout the day. Stretching can help improve your flexibility, reduce stress, and alleviate muscle tension.
  • Do some desk exercises: If you’re sitting at a desk for most of the day, try some desk exercises. Use the ones we sent you for the month of April!

Incorporating micro workouts into your daily routine is a simple and effective way to stay active and improve your health. We hope these tips are helpful, and we encourage you to get creative and find ways to work physical activity into your day.