A new kind of snack

With the New Year on the horizon, let’s chat about one of my favorite topics—snacking. But not the usual kind. 

Did you know that you can snack on exercise?

Research is beginning to uncover the benefits of intermittent, short bursts of exercise throughout the day. According to a recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, a quick 2-minute walk or a set of squats can counteract the effects of prolonged sitting. 

The idea of “exercise snacking” gained traction in 2017 when a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise revealed that women who climbed stairs for just 20 seconds at a time, with rest, increased their fitness levels by 12% in six weeks.

While having a comprehensive training program is ideal, life doesn’t always align with the “ideal” scenario. The good news? You can still reap incredible benefits from short bouts of squats, lunges, push-ups, or sit-ups whenever you have a few minutes throughout the day.

No need for the all-or-nothing approach. Start snacking on exercise and enjoy the benefits