That’s all you need! One minute to start building muscle. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! So many of us do nothing as far as exercise goes, because we either don’t have the or we simply don’t enjoy it. But we all have a minute in the space between meetings, a commercial break, or the transitional time between tasks. Why not plug a one-minute workout into those empty spaces instead of mindlessly snacking or picking up the phone to scroll through emails or social media? Your brain and your body will thank you!
Exercise has the potential to benefit pretty much every system in the body including the mind. According to an article for EverydayHealth, exercise improves mood through the release of endorphins, sharpens focus, improves heart health and blood pressure, and reduces stress levels. It also obviously improves weight and helps build muscle. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re moving your body.
However, too much exercise (either in time or intensity) can be counterproductive to weight loss and health goals. In Dian Griesel’s latest book, TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition, she cites research that found if a workout is too stressful, i.e., something you dread doing or is too strenuous on the body, the body will interpret that as a stress-event and turn muscle into glucose, which defeats any hope of gainingmuscle and is harmful to the arteries. The solution? One-minute workouts! Doing one-minute workouts five times a day builds muscle and does not cause excess physical or mental stress.
Short yet effective workouts that do not require the gym are increasingly becoming the way of the future. Many people do not want to exercise within the confines of a gym anymore. According to a survey reported on CNBC, 59% of Americans will not be renewing gym memberships after gyms closed their doors during the pandemic. People found new, more convenient and effective ways to exercise without having to carve out precious hours of the day. Similarly, in an article for Self, titled 10 Things I Learned After Cutting My Workouts to 10 Minutes a Day, writer Anna Myers reports having more success in actually sticking with the workout and more enjoyment during said workout. “Committing to such a short amount of time made getting started a lot less daunting, and I was able to stick with it,” states Myers. Myers also reports having better form, increased intensity, and greater strength as compared to her previous lengthier exercise regimen, probably due to the decrease in mental stress.
In TurboCharged, Griesel offers a plethora of movements to complete simple one-minute workouts throughout the day. Here is a sample of five simple body-weight exercises taken straight from TurboCharged to get you started right this minute! No equipment needed.
- reverse lunges
- push-ups or counter push-ups
- arm spins
Boom! Done. One minute closer to a fitter you!
It’s as simple as that. Incorporating mini movement breaks into the day takes the stress out of exercise and can turbocharge the body’s fat burning power and refocus the mind. Grab a copy of TurboCharged today to implement all eight steps to burn body fat and Turbo-Charge your life today!
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