Start counting to 30 during any activity, walking, doing dishes, waiting for the elevator and incorporate simple movement like toe-raises or static muscle contraction throughout the day, soon you will easily have 30 minutes of exercise everyday without having to go to a gym
5 counting tips to increase activity level
Counting to 30 begins to create a new habit and a new brain pathway. In other words a new way of thinking about movement.
Being conscious of your movement gives you more opportunity to change simple daily activities into exercise
Count to 30 when walking this can give you an idea of how fast you are walking and how long. It also gives you focus.
Counting while waiting can motivate you to think of new ways to incorporate movement into your day.
Getting up and stretching when you are tired is normal for most, try adding some knee jacks and arm circles. Do 15 forward and backward.
It may seem silly at first, but your mind is on a million other things and becoming focused on moving certain muscles groups, (the ones you don’t normally use) will begin to form a new habit for you. Soon it will become a natural part of your day like brushing your teeth. So much so that if you don’t do it you feel gross.
Staying focused gives you a break from all the noise of this crazy media infested world in which we live in. Commit to not being on your device while doing your movement and counting.
The biggest challenge is to stay focused. It’s to have the discipline when there are so many competing things. Alexa Hirschfeld
Start counting with daily movement to incorporate more exercise.
counting gives you focus. Get off the phone for Gods sake.
By counting to 30 which is half a minute you can easily reach your 3 minute goal many times during the day.
I am saying to stay focused on the movement, however there is science to back up the benefit of exercise to improve your focus.
According to a number of studies, exercise produces a ton of benefits that will improve your focus. It: First and foremost produces “positive changes in concentration, stress, energy, and well-being” Increases blood flow to your brain, improving your mental cognition and ability to focus
Regular exercise releases brain chemicals key for memory, concentration, and mental sharpness, from the May 2013 Harvard Men’s Health Watch. … It helps maintain healthy blood pressure and weight, improves energy, lifts mood, lowers stress and anxiety, and keeps the heart healthy, all of which contribute to brain health.
It is a win win situation, count and focus to increase exercise, exercise to increase brain health and ability to focus. So get up now and count off. One two, three four, one two three four one two.THREE FOUR.!