6 Exercises You’ll Want To Do Every Day

With your total workout taking less than 20 minutes a day (just 12.5 minutes if you follow the guidelines below exactly), you can’t say no to these movements and even better, your body will love you for it!

Let’s face it, your body wants attention! It wants to move! And with the amount of sitting in front of a computer most people do every day, ergonomic and even gaming chairs are being designed so you can sit for longer periods of time more comfortably. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean sitting longer is good for you.

Have too comfy a chair? 

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While playing games, reading books, (yes, even reading about exercises), along with the work you do all day on computers is enticing. But because of the health issues this creates, books warning of the danger of sitting too long, are popping up all over the internet – to battle the lure of the comfy chair!


Read why…

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But there’s hope and you don’t have to give up your comfy chair to do it. You just need to set your FITBIT, watch or phone to remind you to get up once an hour. Just once an hour and you’ll feel better for it! Think of how active you mind active is by playing games, reading books, watching a movie and working – anything that makes you think is activity for your brain, so why not give your body some attention too? Getting up hourly will keep your blood circulating and give your muscles the attention they crave!

And the good news it that the exercises listed below can help you get active – every day. Plan the best time for you (some people get up earlier to exercise, some like the mid-day energy of a workout, and others exercise after work). Choose your schedule for these:

  • 2 minute warm-up
  • 1 minute each of the 6 exercises below
  • 30 second rest between exercises
  • 2 minute cool-down

= just 12.5 minutes!

Tap an exercise to see the description and print the exercise…

12.5 Minute Workout

  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Print

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Time Activity
2 minutes Warm Up
1 minute Bird Dog
30 seconds rest
1 minute Ab Twist
30 seconds rest
1 minute Dumbell Thruster
30 seconds rest
1 minute Plank
30 seconds rest
1 minute Side Plank
30 seconds rest
1 minute Side-to-Side Lunge
2 minutes Cool Down

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We know you have lots of choices for finding exercises and exercise equipment and we appreciate you stopping by! As always, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit with us.
Wishing you the best of health!!

PS. Tap [Exercise] to go to the workout page with these exercises, bookmark it or save as a favorite! We hope you visit often for new exercises – don’t forget they are formatted so you can print them individually !

Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

6 thoughts

  1. Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100 and commented:

    As an old retired guy, 17 years, but who’s counting, ‘finding the time’ isn’t something I do any more. For those of you with regular jobs, I apologize for my forgetfulness. I realize that sometimes, when you have a demanding job/career, it can be difficult to impossible to ‘find the time’ to exercise. So, I thought I would share this excellent post from the Professionals Health Connection on working in some working out.

    1. Thank you Tony! I can change the printable exercises to larger font – just let me know if there’s an interest. I like to print them because I always forget the ‘proper’ form :) BTW – the blogs with SF have slightly larger font too – I’m trying to fit them in once a week – but again, if there’s an interest, or it’s not large enough, I’m happy to accommodate… Thank you again – you are AWESOME! :)

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