Have You Heard About 5-Minute Exercise?

​If you already do some form of exercise GREAT!!

Continue doing that.

If not, read on.

I learnt about the 5-minute exercise from Martin Gibala.

Do you have at least 5 minutes in a day?

Nope, Not Really.

So, How could you make 5 more minutes available to you so you can exercise.

Well here is an idea : Could you not watch TV or could you make that phone call/Meeting short Or the back and forth trip that you save yourself from picking up your carryout by planning ahead and Healthy meal prepping?

Or if none of this work, set an alarm and wake up 5-minutes early.

Ok, now that we have made the said 5-minutes of time to exercise.

Here is a very simple exercise plan, that you can do even if you have no exercise equipment at home.

High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT, Martin Gibala, Five Minute Exercise, One Minute Exercise

Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash

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    ​VERY IMPORTANT: Decide that you will "DO" this exercise right before eating your meals.
  • 2
    ​This would be a trigger for you to remember to do the exercise! And another day we could discuss about the benefits of working out in fasted state!
  • 3
    ​Warm up for 1 minute with light walking on the sidewalk or around the house or office, where ever you are exercising.
  • 4
    ​Now for 20 seconds RUN at your maximum speed. Run like there is an angry Bear chasing you 🙂
  • 5
    ​Now slow down and walk at the normal pace for 1 minute
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    ​For 20 seconds, repeat the RUN at your maximum pace. RUN like there is a hungry Lion chasing you this time 😛
  • 7
    ​Now walk at the normal pace for 1 minute
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    ​For another 20 seconds, repeat the RUN at your maximum pace. RUN like there is an Anaconda chasing you haha!
  • 9
    ​Cool down for 1 minute by walking gently.
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If you have a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical or stepper at home feel free to use that and just do the 20-second sprints at the maximum resistance and fastest speeds you can endure.

If you are unable to go out and run, and have no exercise equipment what so ever, get creative and find steps in your home or neighbourhood and just climb up and down the steps for your exercise.

And make sure to the steps as fast as you can for your 20-second sprints.

I hope this de-mystifies the exercise for you and you are able find 1 minute or 5 minute out of your life every day to do this "Exercise".

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