5-10 Minutes of exercise is not a waste of your time.
Who do you think will build an exercise habit quicker?
Mike, who exercises once every few weeks for an hour - or Michelle, who exercises 3-5 times per week for 5-10 minutes at a time?
If you are busy, overworked, tired, and have a lot on your plate, you are not the person who needs to start your fitness routine with daily hour-long workouts.
Behavioural scientists believe that a behaviour becomes more automatic the more we repeat it.
They also believe that habit formation is more a function of repetition rather than time.
If you think 5 minutes of exercise per day is a waste of time, think again.
Sure, you may not get life changing results immediately. But the biggest factors for people not exercising is lack of time and lack of energy.
5-10 minute workouts every day or second day are a great way to support the repetition of an important healthy habit.
By increasing the frequency of the exercise (even if it is small bouts) you will generally increase the speed of your exercise habit forming.
Take out your diary and plan some 5-10 minute workouts this week. Put them into your calendar.
If you do more than 5-10 minutes, that's great, if not, that's great also.
The key is to support the repetition of the behaviour so it becomes a habit quickly.
60-minute workouts are tough when you are tired, out of shape, and busy.
You end up exercising less and taking longer to form the habit.
Build your exercise consistency by being more frequent in the beginning.
Are you willing to give this a go?
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