5 Minutes for Fitness: Energy boost

Feeling sluggish and tired today?

Let’s get up and MOVE! Even just a few minutes of activity will give you a gigantic boost in energy.

Need a plan? Try this: (Do not take a break between each minute, just go right into the next)

Minute 1: march/jog around your house
Minute 2: jumping jacks (either high or low impact)
Minute 3: run up/down a flight of stairs
Minute 4: do squats, either standing squats or up against the wall. Keep your form in check!
Minute 5: dance around your house! Crank up the music and sweat!

Catch your breath, grab a drink of water and enjoy your energy! If you have more time, do it all over again.

I always find that a short burst of exercise gives me the energy I need to get me through my day. The next time you feel like you just cannot stay awake, try this out instead. You might be surprised by how GREAT it makes you feel!

This column is hosted by Lisa. She can be found doing squats and lunges over at Workout Mommy.


  1. says

    I’m lucky enough to work near the Brooklyn Bridge. I try my hardest to take a walk back and forth on my lunch break–it clears my mind, gets me away from stress and surrounded by a beautiful view. Your five minute workout at home sounds intense but refreshing! I’ll have to try it this weekend.

  2. says

    Janice is always telling me to run up and down my stairs to wake myself up, but I’ve never done it. But maybe I’ll listen to you Coach Lisa!


  3. says

    Nice ideas! Here’s something funny (about fitness) that happened yesterday. After I got done teaching a pilates class, everyone said, “Oh that felt good..” and in the next breath.. “let’s go out for a whopper” We all burst into laughter!

  4. says

    My energy always drops when I get home from work and have to start my “second shift” with the kids! Thanks for the ideas – I’ll be doing this when I get home this evening!


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