A hypothetical reality that would necessitate the bare minimum exercise plan
Let's assume that every possible waking minute of your daily life is occupied and you simply can't carve out the doctor recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week. We are yet to meet someone who can truly say this for themselves; the reality is that most of us have more than enough time to carve out a piece for exercise but we simply don't want to. Laziness starts to become problematic when it affects your health.
Recommendations for the bare minimum:
- Park your car far away and get in a few extra steps
- Take the stairs rather than the elevator
- Stretch from your seat once per hour
- Avoid the vending machine or the fast food drive through
- Consume protein
- Replace soda with water
- Drink black coffee rather than the calorie-laden iced latte
Burn calories with the bare minimum exercise plan
The bare minimum is not something you should strive for, but it is a good thing to keep in mind on weeks when you foresee no chance of working out. If you are not going to burn calories the conventional way, then it is worth taking stock of your habits and cutting out the easy calories that are putting you out of caloric balance. We believe that no matter your situation, the bare minimum offers you potential for calorie-burning, circulation-enhancing, strengthening exercise that will make a difference in the way you feel. Let us help you reclaim these minutes and add a little more movement back in your life by calling our office to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Chris Hayes, D.C.