This is what happens when I work out
with my kids in the same room...
LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS ...
Since having children, I’ve incorporated microworkouts into my routine. Long gone are the days I want to spend an hour in the gym, nor do I have to, thanks to these short and super effective workouts.
Are You Doing Microworkouts Yet?
The fitness industry is undergoing a big change right now. For years we have seen the rise of super-intense HIIT and spin workouts being pushed. These approaches, we are learning, are actually not good or effective for everyone, nor producing long-term change.
THERE'S A NEW TREND IN TOWN | MICROWORKOUTS!
This new trend is quickly becoming very popular!
WHAT ARE MICROWORKOUTS?
Microworkouts are short bursts of strength moves that you intersperse during the day. For example, you’re sitting at your desk and get up to do 20 push ups. Or, you sprint up the subway stairs and then take the stairs up your office instead of the elevator. During lunch time you walk for 20-30 minutes instead of sitting at your desk. During TV time you crank out as many push ups as you can and do 30 step ups on your couch.
What’s better about Microworkouts than an hour in the gym?
You may think it’s nothing, but you actually rack up the benefits of accumulating these short stints of intensity during the day. When done consistently and over time, you’re actually reaching a greater fitness level quicker than pushing yourself too hard too fast. With short sessions you will not require long periods of rest to recover. You're also avoiding the dreaded stress effects of super intense workouts - long-term stress blocks fat loss.
Microworkouts boost fat burning, balance your blood sugar and boost oxygen supply. As a result you're less hungry, have sustained energy and mental clarity. They boost your metabolism gently and can be more effective than an hour-long super intense workout. Plus, in the long run, these are more sustainable for anyone who leads a busy life (ha, who isn’t….?)
Our conventional approach to working out is more like this: you sit at your desk all day and then crank out an intense hour at the gym. The reason that’s not as productive is because sitting all day is just as stressful to the metabolism as doing too much in the gym. Too many intense workouts actually increase stress hormone production and as a result create metabolic issues, such as fat storage around the belly, underarms, lower back fat and make your lower body bigger/puffier. Stress-inducing workouts also create constant hunger for carbs and sugar, can make you feel exhausted, mentally wired and disrupt your sleep.
WE AREN'T MEANT TO BE SITTING ALL DAY
SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST
Cranking out an hour-Long workout a day while sitting the other 12 isn’t going to create balance.
Adding little stints of activity throughout the day is actually more effective.
Have you ever noticed that when you are a tourist and walk all day, you lose weight, even though you may indulge more? That’s the effect of all-day-long activity. We all need to work on being more active throughout the day.
ARE YOU READY TO GIVE THIS A SHOT?
Take 9 minutes for this lower body workout. (password: tremble). No equipment needed. Just get off your desk and move.
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(No toddlers were hurt in this mom happy dance :-)
GET YOUR MOM Friends OFF THE COUCH TOO!
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I'm excited to have you join this amazing group of new moms!