5 Minutes for Fitness: Set the timer

by Lisa

Even short bursts of exercise can do wonders for your mood and energy level. If you are short on energy and short on time, here is a trick that helps me squeeze fitness into my day.

I set my watch (or you can use a kitchen timer) to beep every 30 minutes. At that point, I do either 10 push ups, lunges, jumping jacks, or squats. (rotating the exercises throughout the day). I let my kids know the “drill” and they always remind me to get up and move when my watch goes off.

“Let’s exercise Mommy!”

We have a lot of fun doing our exercises together and over the course of a day I am able to get a solid workout.

So set a timer and get moving gang!

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

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 elftea October 23, 2008 at 1:48 am

Thank you for letting me know I am not alone in my need for my five minutes!


2 Cascia October 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

That’s a great idea. I just might have to try that one. I love this column.


3 Alexis October 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

What a great idea…. I’ll have to try it!


4 Susan October 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

Fantastic! I LOVE the way you involve your kids. What a healthy way for them to grow up seeing their mom take charge of her health. I really need to do this!!!


5 Stephanie October 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Such a good idea and totally do-able! Fun for kids too!


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