Work In a 5-minute Workout

Fitness Expert, Beth Oliver, joined us today with a great idea for those of us who say we don't have time to exercise.  She showed us an easy way to fit in a five-minute workout using a flight of stairs and a light set of hand weights.

To warm up, simply walk up and down the stairs a few times. 

Then, add simple arm exercises: 

  • walk a flight of stairs while doing bicep curls,
  • walk a flight some tricep kickbacks (holding the arms back and extending the arms backwards while squeezing the tricep muscles.) 
  • walk a flight with lateral raises (lifting and lowering your arms -- held at a 90%angle -- out to the sides),
  • walk a flight of stairs while pushing your weights over head.
  • walk up the stair sideways
  • walk up the stairs skipping a step -- like lunges.

Get as creative as you like...and if you have time for more than 5 minutes, repeat the sequence or add abdominal work (Like holding a hover position on the floor.)


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