Breaking Down My Daily 3®Article posted in: FreshStart
You know you’re supposed to exercise. You know it’s good for your health. And you know it will help keep your weight loss progress moving forward.
But, if you’re like most people, exercise doesn’t exactly top your list of favorite things. Plus, it’s hard enough to stay on top of your ever-growing to-do list without having to fit in fitness, too, right?
Don’t sweat it! We know how hard it can be to make time for exercise—especially when your busy life leaves you so exhausted, the only running you’re interested in doing by the end of the day is straight to the couch. That’s why we developed the My Daily 3 activity plan.
The Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that we engage in at least 150 minutes of activity each week to maximize our health benefits. My Daily 3 is our way of tackling this recommendation in an easy way that works with your life. By incorporating three quick, 10-minute activity sessions into your day, you can still reap the benefits of regular exercise without making a 30-minute commitment all at once.
With My Daily 3, you can sneak 10 minutes of activity in before work, 10 minutes in at lunch and 10 minutes after work. Or, if it works better with your schedule, you can squeeze three 10-minute sessions in throughout your workday—whatever works for you!
Need some suggestions for My Daily 3 activities? Pick three of these activities to try out today. And remember, you only need to get moving three times a day for 10 minutes at a time.
- Take a walk
- Rake leaves
- Jump rope
- Go for a jog
- Do jumping jacks
- Try sit-ups and push-ups
- Shovel snow
- Mow the lawn
- Go for a bike ride
- Walk up and down the stairs
- Do some vigorous cleaning
- Pace while talking on the phone
- Walk the mall
- Go sledding
- Go bowling
- Stretch or do yoga
- Go ice skating or roller skating
Note: Vigorous physical activity is not recommended during the FreshStart week. Also, we recommend you consult with your doctor before engaging in any kind of physical activity.