That flush in your cheeks, the spark in your eyes, that “I’m alive!” feeling that transmits to everybody — we all know how good a workout can feel. Not only does regular exercise offer great physical benefits (e.g., lowers blood pressure, protects against heart disease and cancer), it’s also great for boosting your self-esteem and mood! For general health, the CDC advises getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) every week as well as muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
But it’s not always easy finding time to hit the gym or jog around the park. Instead, why not maximize your time and your effort by doing short spurts of activity throughout the day?
This Monday, try out our animated series of fun exercises that will help you swivel, dip, stretch, curl, and move your way to a happier day — right at your desk!
Got 7 minutes? Then try this scientific workout from The New York Times, guaranteed to get your heart pumping!