Increasing physical activity and exercise top the list of New Year’s resolutions. By now, many of us are losing some of our motivation to continue what we started in January. Getting back on track with good habits may seem impossible. Don’t “sweat it!” We’ve got you covered with some 10-minute mini workout ideas.
According to the American Heart Association, adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. This could be playing basketball, riding a bike, swimming, jump-roping, or walking stairs. Moderate activity is anything that gets your heart pumping 50-60% faster than its normal rate, so even raking leaves or washing the car may count towards your 150-minute goal. How about more good news? Those workouts don’t need to be strenuous or lengthy to reap the cardiovascular benefits we’re hoping for. Mini workouts of at least 10 minutes are an excellent way to increase heart rate, burn calories, and keep your body healthy. Check out this awesome infographic from heart.org.
If you’ve had a hard time keeping some of your 2021 fitness goals, it’s not too late to get back on track. Knowing that physical activity can be broken down into more manageable blocks of time may just be the motivation you need. For some additional workout ideas, click here for three 10-minutes workouts and here for our Sweatin’ Saturday workouts.
Every good workout is fueled by good food. Here’s a recipe you can try for breakfast or a healthy snack.
Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars are great alternative to store bought cereal bars. Use applesauce and cinnamon like the recipe says or be brave and try another type of fruit spread. These bars will last a couple of weeks in the pantry or can be frozen for up to 3 months. Enjoy!
Candi Merritt and Becky Egli
Certified Nutrition Education Ambassadors