During COVID-19, many individuals have been working from home. And with most gyms closed or only partially open with restrictions, working out hasn’t been on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Those who have had their routine disrupted understand that it is easy to get back into a sedentary lifestyle without knowing how to get back on track.
Recently a study has looked into HIIPA, a high intensity incidental physical activity. HIIPA includes a short burst (5-10 mins) of high intensity activity that doesn’t include an entire workout. An example of HIIPA is taking the stairs for a few floors instead of the elevator, or carrying in heavy groceries all at once.
These short bursts of exercise 3-5 times a day can kick start your metabolism and get yourself back into the routine of moving. It is a great stepping stone for those who want to get back into exercising without feeling overwhelmed or burnt out.
Individuals with sedentary lifestyles have shown that HIIPA was the first step for them to getting in shape. Small changes to everyday routine can form healthier habits and motivate yourself to get a workout in. Starting with attainable goals is a great way to work on a fitness journey that will see lasting results.
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