10 Minute Workouts, 3 Times a Day

Twas 10 nights before Christmas, when all through the land
Not a person was exercising, no workouts were planned.
The ham was carved, candy eaten without care,
10 pounds later we complain life isn’t fair.

This holiday season, before you snuggle into your bed,
Make sure to have a Holiday plan in your head.
Fitdigits is sharing the year’s best fitness tips,
To help you avoid adding winter weight to your hips.

10th Day- 10 minute workouts, 3 times a day

Every once in awhile, you hear something in regards to health and fitness that really blows your mind. It may not make sense intuitively, but after reading mounting piles of irrefutable evidence, you just have to face the facts, throw up your hands and accept the once unimaginable.

That is how I felt when I found out The Flex Belt may not be THE ultimate workout for abs.

Did not give me a six pack…

I know, it is still shocking to this day. A slightly more relevant revelation is that 3 ten minute workouts a day is as good for you or maybe even better than one 30 minute workout a day.

Pause for ten seconds, then read that again.

All my life I upturned my nose to short workouts as recreational folly and completely disregarded their validity, but after reading the New York Times article “The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three” I am a changed man. The article details a study completed at Arizona State University that found that three 10 minute workouts are significantly better for combatting high blood pressure then one 30 minute workout.

Each day try to at least get in three ten minute walks or jogs, and you may find yourself that much happier, healthier, and fitter.

And oh yeah- stay away from The Flex Belt.

10 Tips to Walk 10,000 Steps Every Day

10 Easy Ways to Reach 10,000 Steps Every Day

Living an active and healthy lifestyle requires more than just one hour of cardio or weight training each day. Though a balanced diet is essential for any wellness makeover and weight loss plan, an individual will achieve faster, longer-lasting results by stepping up their daily activity level. For some, however, this may require walking a whole lot more as experts recommend taking 10,000 steps each day at minimum.

If you’re no where close to that figure, you’re not alone. But, don’t think you’re off the hook either. Here are 10 easy ways to reach 10,000 steps a day.

  • Park your car at the end of the parking lot when shopping, running errands or going to dinner. You’ll gain up to 2,000 extra steps.
  • Opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator whenever possible. You’ll burn a lot more calories and gain strength.
  • Incorporate walking lunges into your weightlifting routine with either bicep curls or overhead shoulder presses to burn more calories and gain those extra steps.
  • Schedule a walking work meeting or take a conference call outdoors.. The fresh air will get your creative juices flowing.
  • Go window shopping at the mall. It’s a great way to get extra steps in on a rainy day.
  • Offer to walk a friend’s or neighbor’s dog. You’ll surely walk further with a four-legged companion tugging you along the way.
  • Skip the drive thru and walk in to get your morning coffee.
  • Set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier and use the extra time to take a lap or two around the block before heading to work.
  • Instead of meeting a friend for lunch, plan an hour walk or hike during your break.
  • Skip the cart return in the parking lot and walk the shopping cart back to the store front.

Getting in those daily 10,000 steps each day may seem like a challenge. That’s why we recommend tracking your daily activity with Fitbit and Fitdigits. Fitbit’s daily step tracker keeps you motivated to move more. Now integrated with Fitdigits’s heart rate monitoring app, you’ll obtain more accurate data for calories burned during vigorous workouts for a complete fitness and weight loss tracking system.