While a micro workout may not have the same results as a seven-day training regime, it can help keep you interested in exercising more, as it’s an achievable goal you can accomplish every day. Plus, it’s much better for your body when you have a little exercise every day – no matter how much1 – compared to doing nothing.
Once you start putting those five or ten-minute blocks into your day, you’ll feel more and more motivated, which makes it so much easier to implement exercise into your week.
Let’s use a staircase as an analogy, with our goal to reach the top (our peak fitness goal). If we’re starting from the bottom, a micro workout is a little step up – not too much, not too little, but just right for you. Lots of people fall into a common trap of exercising too much too fast; they either burn out, lose interest, or set unrealistic goals for themselves. Sure, they can leap up a few stairs, but more often than not, they don’t last very long, and they simply walk back down.
Everyone’s on their own fitness journey, and will have their own fitness goals. Even if you’re sticking with a slower pace, you can still get the benefits on the way. Instead of thinking about unrealistic and unachievable goals, think about how every little small step helps contribute to your health overall.