30mins of exercise each day
We all know the wonders that exercise can have on your body and when you’re feeling in a slump or in need of a pick me up, moving your body can often be the solution. But can just 30 minutes of exercise per day be the answer and does it have the same benefits as a longer workout? Read on to find out!
Why 30 minutes?
With busy lives and busy schedules, it can be tricky to carve out a good chunk of time to get your body going. From seeing people running a 10K to 90 minute yoga classes designed to stretch and soothe, they are all well and good but if you can’t squeeze that time in then you’re going to feel rubbish for not being able to commit. 30 minutes is a relatively short amount of time, it can be incorporated into your lunch break or boxed off before breakfast if you prefer.
It has been proved and tested that you can achieve the same benefits in half an hour than you can in an hour with some forms of exercise too, like walking!
Ways we can move
There are a whole range of ways we can move and it doesn’t always have to be the obvious choice and it certainly doesn’t have to be the same type of movement every single day. Choose what works for you and don’t be afraid to mix it up. One of our favourites is swimming, and if you are close to our health club in Staffordshire, you will know our pool at Moddershall Oaks will do just the trick!
Other options can be HIIT or LIIT workouts depending on the impact you want on your joints and body, but both are designed to get your body moving and those calories burning in a short amount of time. There are some great short yoga classes on MADE on demand too, that you can sneak into your lunch break or even after you finish for the day, stretching out particularly if you work at a desk!
Don’t discount the walking!
Many often forget that walking counts as exercise, so getting those steps in is more important than ever! A thirty minute walk or even a power walk, is better than no exercise at all and think of all that fresh air you will get to enjoy while you are out there as well.
Our best advice for getting your thirty minutes in every day is to get organised. It is so easy to let the day slip away with you and before you know it you’re eating your dinner and getting ready for bed. By creating a plan and a bit of routine, you are more likely to stick to it and get those workouts in.
For example, you might want to set a time each day that you’re going to get moving, or you might pick an exercise for each day, you will need to find out what works for you and to make sure it is achievable and that you can stick to it.
If you want to get your body moving and need a helping hand, check out MADE on Demand for a range of workouts and inspiration.