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A five-minute routine to feel better
Nodding off at your desk? Feeling guilty and slothful as you lie on your couch to watch the telly? Feeling too overwhelmed or too busy to commit to a longer workout? Take five minutes right now to rev up your metabolism, wake up your body and mind and (maybe) justify sitting down for another hour or two.
A timer on your watch or phone. (This is my favourite timer app.) If you’re fancy, you can grab a yoga mat and a 5-lb hand weight, but it’s not necessary at all.
|Tabata Timer by Eugene Sharafan|
How to do it:
Set a timer for five minutes in one-minute intervals (or just watch your watch).
Start with the first exercise and perform it correctly for as many good reps as you can do, then rest for the remainder of the minute. When the timer goes off, start the next exercise. (As you get stronger and fitter, you’ll be able to do more (perfect) repetitions and get shorter rest intervals, which is great for progressive overload training.)
The five exercises:
4. Mountain Climbers
Video of moves here.