I have a very short – but important! – message for you today. For some of you, it may be hard to hear. Here it is: Feeling like you don’t have time to exercise is NOT an excuse to skip your workouts…
Because workouts are THAT important for your health! Your workouts are literally the Fountain of Youth for your cells. (Even older “aging” cells.)
Among all the other benefits of exercise, short & intense workouts actually can boost the mitochondria in your cells, which are tiny “powerhouses” that help your body make energy. These powerhouses start to slow down over time … but working out can help delay that process!
Even if you only have 5 minutes to get in some exercise, doing SOMETHING is far better than doing NOTHING.
You can …
- Do squats while you’re waiting for your coffee machine to do its thing in the morning.
- Park farther away from your office or the grocery store.
- Crank out a 5-minute core routine.
- Speed-walk around the block.
- Repeat a circuit of 15 squats, 10 push-ups, and 20 crunches for 5 minutes.
- Turn on some music and have a quick dance party.
Remember, no one ever magically has the time to workout – we have to make the time for things that are important to us.
A few years ago I remember seeing a chart of “burpee equivalents” for food. Do you remember it? A cookie = 141 burpees, a small meatball sub = 402 burpees, a Big Mac = 506 burpees…
Do you love “hacks” when it comes to fitness and health? I know I do! Well, these fruits and veggies below can help power up your workouts and recovery in a big way …And I bet the next time you see them in the grocery store, you’ll look at them in a whole new light!
Shocking stat! Only 1 out of every 10 people eat enough of this food group … Even though these foods help keep your heart healthy … your skin glowing … your energy high … your hormones balanced … and your tummy happy.
Raise your hand if you love a “how am I doing?” quiz. (I know I love them!) I’ve got a little fitness & health self-audit for you today to help keep you on track with your healthy habits. This can be a good self-check to see if you need to double down on your healthy habits after the past few months.