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MOVE: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!


Federal guidelines call for adults to get 150 minutes of cumulative exercise per week. Setting aside 30 minutes per day to workout is difficult for many people on the go. What if we told you that hitting the recommended amount of daily physical activity doesn’t mean you have to do it all at once?

That’s right! You can hit that target amount literally one minute at a time. Research shows that it is just as effective to increase your heart rate in ten-minute intervals, as it is to run for one hour straight. Simply remember to get your heart rate up quickly and keep it up the whole time!

Pro Tip:

Not sure how to calculate your target heart rate? To start, it should be about 50 percent to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. Are you thinking, “well what does that mean?” Let’s break it down: Subtract your age from the number 220.

Example:

If you are 30-years-young, your target heart rate should be 190. Two hundred and ninety minus 30 equals 190. There are useful phone apps and wearable technology that can help you keep track!

Check out this list of exercises from Greenside that will help you hit your daily goal. In the time it takes you to stalk social media, watch half of your favorite sitcom, or get consumed with online videos of puppies, you could have already squeezed in a quick workout! Close your laptop, turn some beats on your phone and get to it! ​​