06 Jun Weekend Warrior Or Everyday Exerciser – Which One Are You?
Weekend Warrior Or Everyday Exerciser – Which One Are You?
Do you only get out for a run on weekends and get to one session at the gym each week? Are you training once a week for a team sport during the week and playing a match on the weekend? Do you feel this isn’t enough and you should be doing more? Have you asked yourself "Am I getting any benefit from only exercising 1 - 2 times a week?"
There are mostly 2 types of exercisers… Those of us who like to do something every day and those of us who cram it all in to 1 or 2 days… Which is best you ask?
How many times have you told yourself 'I might as well not bother, I can only workout 1 - 2 times a week?' Well, the good news is, if you are only able to exercise consistently 1 - 2 times a week, you will still get the benefits. It’s the total number of minutes you exercise, that counts, not how often!
The world health organisation (WHO) recommends we do a minimum of 75 minutes of vigorous or 120 minutes of moderate exercise a week to reduce the risk of chronic health issues such as cancer & cardio vascular disease.
Not only does regular exercise reduce our risk of early death by about 30% compared to inactive people, even the ‘minimal’ amount of physical activity will make you happier & healthier.
Here’s more great news… There are NO RULES! Can’t find 45 mins to train? Learn to be flexible… Try 2 x 10 minutes workouts in a day. Maybe one in your lunch break and one while you are at the kids soccer training?
Meeting up with a friend for a power walk is the perfect way to maximise time… a workout and a chance to catch up.
If you are new to exercising, starting with 1 - 2 sessions a week is a great way to get started.
The 60 x 10 workout
Do as many reps of the following exercises for 60 secs each for a great little sweat sesh!
X 2 rounds