In our last blog I mentioned exercises for the sedentary. In this blog I will focus on the lightly active individuals.
Walking may not bring high impact for this population but I also feel running could be too much, especially for people that are not running using proper body mechanics. So what can you do? There are a few elements you may want to put into your 15 minute session.
-Make sure it is challenging enough
-You want to feel the burn not the PAIN
-Do more of what you did last time
-Don’t stick with the same routine/same exercise every day
-You could work on different types of exercise every day, e.g. strengthening, stretching, balancing, or mobility.
Just a simple routine as an example:
-Lunges (Various) - stationary, reverse, side, walking, curtsy and twist for 1 minute
-Walking up and down stairs for 2 minutes (Stairs access)
-Running in place for 2 minutes (No stairs access)
-Inch worm for 1 minute
-Push up (Various) Wide or narrow, diamond, close hand for 1 minute
-Plank (Various) Open/ Close Feet, with 1 leg up, Step out plank, Arm ext plank for 1 minute
Repeat for 3 times, give yourself a minute break in between.
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