5 Minutes for Fitness: Set the timer

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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    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!!!

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