Easy Exercises – Top 11 Tips for Busy Mums

Finding a block of 30 to 60 minutes a day to devote exclusively to exercise can be a challenge if you are like most Mums. The experts say working out 45 minutes to an hour per day (30 minutes for beginners) for weight loss and fitness.

Studies are now being released that have found that women who split their exercise regime into 10 minute bursts are more likely to stick with exercise, than women who exercised for 20 – 40 minutes each time.

Breaking up exercise into smaller chunks can also keep your confidence, keeping in mind that short bursts of easy exercise are meant to supplement a regular exercise routine.

Easy exercise tips for at home, at work, while watching TV and even travelling:

Easy Exercises Tip #1

When you go outside to pick up your morning newspaper, take a brisk 5-minute power walk up the street in one direction and back in the other.

Easy Exercises Tip #2

If you’re housebound caring for a sick child or grandchild, hop on an exercise bike or do a treadmill workout while your unwell loved one naps.

Easy Exercises Tip #3

Cooking dinner? Do standing push-ups while you wait for a pot to boil. Stand about an arm’s length from the kitchen counter, and push your arms against the counter. Push in and out to get toned arms and shoulders.

Easy Exercises Tip #4

After dinner, go outside and play tag or shoot baskets with your kids and their friends.

Easy Exercises Tip #5

Walk around the block several times while you wait for your child to take a music lesson. As your fitness level improves, add 1-minute bursts of jogging to your walks.

Easy Exercises Tip #6

At work, if you have a meeting in another building, leave 5 or 10 minutes early (or take some time afterward), and do some extra walking.

Easy Exercises Tip #7

On breaks at work, spend 5 to 10 minutes climbing stairs.

Easy Exercises Tip #8

Put away the TV remote and change channels the old-fashioned way—by getting up and walking to the television set.

Easy Exercises Tip #9

During commercials, jog in place. A 70kg woman can burn up to 45 calories in 5 minutes.

Easy Exercises Tip #10

Do leg exercises and lifts with small weights while you watch, cooking shows, movies, or the news.

Easy Exercises Tip #11

While travelling, book a hotel room between the fifth and eighth floors, then ignore the elevator. Better yet, take two stairs at a time. (Check with the hotel first because for security reasons some hotels do not allow guests to use stairs except for emergencies.)
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