Timer, collect some exercises for a Tabata regimen, and unleash the awesomeness a few minutes at a time!
To sum up yes 5 mins will make a difference! Even 1 minute helps just stick to it and build the habbit that's what matters.
When you start with a 5 min aim, there is a very high possibility of you achieving your goal. A goal achievement is a solid boost to your efforts, as a result one goes on even after 5 min. This is a little trick for our mind. It works.
Is it helpful? Of course it is, in that goals are best tackled in short tidbits. It could help you build that routine of squeezing a workout into your day. Then eventually transforming into a habit! I would say if you do just 5 – 10 minute sessions do make sure to be extremely strict with respect to maintaining your form as textbook as possible.
But, as you get older, if you don’t maintain your muscle power with regular extended exercise, you’ll lose it!
And- if you’re not in great shape, a five min exercise stands the chance of your getting hurt!
Not all of us are athletes 😏
The key is to really exercise for those 5 minutes. So it can build up. Little steps
I started exercising at 7 minutes a day. It worked because it was a short enough time that I couldn’t tell myself that I didnt have time for it. The important thing is to do SOMETHING every day. Eventually it will become a self-sustaining habit and your body will look forward to those daily sessions.
Over time, I added more exercise time or sessions but I still 5-10 minute breaks (walking, stretches, etc) helpful in the middle of the day.
5 minutes slow mindful walk can calm my mind and mute repetitive thoughts.
5 minutes exercise is not an overwhelming goal – and can then make it easier to do more exercise.
Getting into any habit however short is a good start. Once you’re in the habit you can start to increase the duration.
I don’t think how long you excerise matters as much as the quality of the exercises.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an example of a work-out that generally is less than 15 minutes but tend to complete exercises or target an area sufficiently.
you’ll have unsustainable expectations that are impossible to maintain without sacrificing other important aspects of life that should not be sacrificed. Keeping up on habits is way more important than trying to emulate a fitness guru once or twice and then never again. It’s the habits that stick with us and that we are able to keep doing over and over that matter and that shape our lives, not just one time actions. And keeping them simple creates an attainable baseline that you can build on, but also return to if you are having a more difficult day.
- How do you keep track of your progress?
- What do you think is the most efficient exercise?
- What areas do you like stretching in the morning?
- On the days when you really don’t feel like it, how do you find motivation?
- I prefer stretches and gentle movements in the early morning. My cardio comes later in the day. Do you think getting the heart pumping is better at certain times?
- Do you eat before or after your run, or both?
- How do you manage to pass boredom in routine exercise?
- How do you stay determined and on the right track to not give up and quit on the progress you’ve made?
- What other rituals do you perform besides your fabulous rituals?
- What time of exercise habits would you recommend?