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Small Bits of Fitness Add Up

Exercise Comes in All Shapes and Sizes


  • I have a knee injury so I am just doing a short 10 minute gently walk instead of regular exercise. - 2/13/2016 12:26:25 PM
    I have to say that the 10 minute fitness is liberating. I have been doing care taking and now am desk bound trying to catch up on 6 months of work, but I started doing alternating knee lifts marching while sitting at my chair, followed by kicks. I do it while I am typing on Sparkpeople and find my muscles get a real work out. I can do the arms later, but the legs I do while I am using the site. - 2/12/2016 8:24:57 PM
    MARTHA324 - I love Non-Smoking breaks! We have a great concourse on the first level of our building that's perfect for a quick 10 in the afternoon.

    When I re-committed myself to my health this year, I started with 10 minute workouts. It wasn't long before I realized I wanted more and usually get 15-20 now. Won't be long before it goes up to 30.

    I also made a schedule breaking my 10,000 steps into hourly increments (about 714 steps per hour). If the next hour is approaching and I haven't reach my goal, I get up and take a stroll around the office. - 1/22/2016 5:11:46 PM
  • Enjoyed the article and discovered that I had indeed get squats, lunges, presses and stretching accomplished yesterday and this morning in packing and moving bins and boxes for moving. House work with a different purpose, helps form habits. - 1/16/2016 10:04:26 AM
  • Reading the comments by other members is a real motivator for me. I am determined to make a better effort EVERY DAY! - 1/7/2016 5:21:26 PM
  • this really works. When I committed to getting healthy I focused first on my eating and then on moving. I worked up to getting 10,000 steps and did in 10 min chunks during the day. Figured if smokers could take a smoking break, I could take a walking break. It all adds up. - 1/7/2016 7:37:04 AM
  • I am glad to see this article. I am making a plan to exercise 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a day. After being ill for a long time, I don't have much stamina, but I feel energized today. I am feeling better day by day.10 minutes is a good place to start. Last night I worked on doing 15 minutes and I was very worn out and needed to lay down, 10 would have been much better. Thank You for this good information.

    Cher - 12/7/2015 5:33:24 PM
    Read this article about 10 mins and got off my butt and did MY 10 mins!!! 10 mins seemed longggg... With just stretches and warm up exercises I bust a sweat! My "today" just started! My next 10 mins, after lunch... Actually, I'm gonna dance while cooking!!! Music on!!! - 10/18/2015 10:46:06 AM
  • When did they come out with this plan of action. In the Service Training Manual that would have been an issue, BIG TIME! Things change-- at this age to try and do what I used to do would probably kill me though. LOL! Interesting concept at least I'm still moving. - 10/8/2015 12:57:30 AM
  • I say every day that I will begin again. So I try. - 10/1/2015 8:53:39 PM
    I have been saying every day almost that I will start today,well if I never start I will never get the benefit of exercise and I do have 10 min to exercise . And so does anyone else that is serious about getting healthy. - 9/2/2015 11:52:13 AM
    Appreciate this article especially as an all or nothing person. - 8/3/2015 10:09:48 PM
  • If I am not able to commit to at least 10 minutes of exercise, I am either too sick or in the hospital. - 8/1/2015 11:42:46 AM
    Just starting. - 4/13/2015 5:08:44 PM
    This article was a big help for me on how to organize your daily fitness workout, I was a bike lover and every week I give my self a time to exercise using my bike for about 2 hours from Saturday and Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Idea for us We really need this kind of tip specially someone who wants to start their fitness. - 3/19/2015 3:46:22 AM

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