Minute Movement really is a simple program but we don’t want anyone missing out on the incredible benefits of the exercises. So, today I’m going to cover the steps to take to truly Maximize Your Minutes!
Choose your Exercise – Be sure you are familiar with the exercises for the day (which you can see in your daily email or on the member page) so you can quickly choose the exercise you want to do when you hear your alarm. If you’re feeling a little stiff and sore, you might want to choose the Peaceful exercise and if you’re feeling exceptionally strong or have a lot of pent up energy an Energized exercise might be right for you.
Gratitude – We’ve found that it’s really helpful to take a second to think about what you are grateful for and hold that thought in your mind during your movement.
Deep Breath – Completely fill your lungs and squeeze out the stale air in order to prepare your body.
Timer – I like to keep a timer set at one minute on my smartphone at all times, that way all I have to do is open the app and press start when it’s time.
Engage the whole body – Even though we focus on a specific body part each day, it’s very important to use your entire body for each movement- especially your abs.
Breathe – Keep your breath slow and controlled throughout the minute.
Increase your intensity every 15 seconds if you can, but be sure to listen to your body too – Minute Movement is about mindfulness as much as it is about commitment, and hey – no stopping before your time’s up – Go to Zeros!
When the time’s up – take a deep, cleansing breath and get back to your day!
I hope you are starting to see the awesome benefits of Minute Movement.