We’ve compiled 20 simple, easy to learn 5 minute fitness exercises for the mind and body that you can pick and choose from. Try and do one of these a day to stay supple, fit and healthy.
These are designed to help you where ever you are, with no need to go to a gym. So if you are at home, the office, a park etc there are no excuses! It’s time to make sure you are living a Healthy Lifestyle.
Why not agree to do it with a partner or friend you live with to help motivate you both to stick to one a day, it’s only 5 minutes!
If you want to do more than one a day, try to pick one from each section for an all round body approach.
This guide includes exercises for: (click to jump to section)
The exercises within this Fitness section are not aimed at Aerobic exercise so there is no fast paced cardiovascular exercises as we wanted to focus more on Anaerobic exercise in this article, to help you strengthen your body and overall core fitness.
If you can try and get into a routine each week, it will really help add consistency to you fitness regime which is the key to reaching your goals.
This great video with Layla Luciano shows how to do 3 different types of Lunge:
Standard, Forward and Backward, with more calorie burn achieved with the latter two.
It’s very clear and easy to follow…
This exercise is aimed at the thigh region.
Once again the wonderful Layla Luciano shows us how to do this beautifully….
Fantastic for getting your Abs in tip top shape!
This video below by ‘Modern Mom’ shows how tough but worth it the Plank can be….
This is fantastic for the backs of the legs, the hamstring area.
Check out another very clear and easy to follow video from Layla Luciano
Grab an Infographic of 12 of these exercises to print & read through with a cuppa…
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Along side your physical fitness it’s also extremely important to keep your mind fit & healthy and your happiness levels up too.
So for this section we have included some short 5 min exercises that concentrate on being more mindful and gaining some peaceful time to allow your brain to rest and help you sleep better.
If this is a subject that interests you, you may also like to read our article ‘Rest your mind for 10 Mindful minutes‘.
If you are someone who prefers to be guided by an audio-visual step by step process this video by Dr. Robert E. Dinenberg could be a great place to start with a mindful meditation…
He takes you through a journey from feet, to breathe, then abdomen and back to feet.
For more tips, check out our ‘6 must watch Meditation videos‘ article.
The majority of people tend to spend far too much time sitting down, especially if working in an office or driving long journeys as part of their work day, so it’s very important to stretch to keep fit and flexible.
Here’s some quick, easy stretching exercises to fit into your daily exercise routine and perfect for office exercise at work…
‘Dawn Productions’ show us how to do this perfectly…
Here’s a video by ‘Runtastic Fitness’ covering some excellent Leg stretches…
The first half of this video shows this exact technique…
Self massage can be great for nurturing yourself, showing yourself some kindness and love, opening up your energy channels and rejuvenating your body and mind.
It can also help to tame health issues like bad headaches.
Keeping fit is more than just working out, so make sure you don’t skip on doing one of these daily….
This video shows this technique plus offers further ways to massage the feet using Tennis balls such as Cross feet, Arch Roll and exterior foot roll…
The video below by Bliss2massage shows this technique…
This video by Homespa beauty shows this technique perfectly.
We love this video by ‘Into the Gloss’ which demonstrates the technique of self face massage wonderfully…
Although breathing exercises are often associated with Yoga or Mediation, practising these easy and quick breathing techniques in everyday life can help reduce stress and calm, helping you stay healthy and fit.
This video by Dr Andrew Weil shows you exactly how….
If you would like to learn more breathing exercises that take a little longer to do but are still very simple to learn and highly effective check out our article ‘8 breathing exercises to help reduce stress’.
And don’t forget to warm down with some stretches after any physical exercise!
Did you find these exercises useful? Did you enjoy doing them? We’d love to hear any feedback in the comments below..
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