What is an 'Exercise Snack' and How Can They Help You Stay Healthy?

April 26, 2021


While it’s not always easy to find the motivation to exercise each day, new trends can make the task of working out something to look forward to, especially when sprinkled throughout the day. Instead of scheduling a single block of time to work out, you can easily implement a handful of ‘exercise snacks’ throughout your daily routine to help you stay active and energized.

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Who says you can’t have a good time while you exercise?

What is an ‘Exercise Snack’?

Prepare yourself for the luxury of simplicity. Exercise snacks are short bursts of physical exercise anywhere to help give you a cardiovascular workout, including building core strength and balance. Even just a few minutes of short exercises you do yourself helps your metabolism and strengthens your muscles, making it an efficient way to reach your goals each day.

Examples of Easy ‘Exercise Snacks’ You Can Perform Throughout Your Day
10 Quick Lunges

There isn't a better exercise snack than a simple set of quick lunges.

To do them, you need to stand up tall first, then step forward with one leg bent at 90 degrees.

Slowly lift your lunging leg back up to a standing position. Do this with each leg to work out your hamstrings, glutes, and quadriceps.

Take the Stairs

Though it’s always easier to take the elevator, taking the stairs a few times each day can do wonders as a quick exercise snack to get your body moving.

Climbing stairs helps your heart, strengthens your leg muscles, and helps to improve your balance. All of these are critical to maintaining strength and keeping active as you age.

Dance to Your Favorite Song

Dancing is one of the greatest aerobic exercises because you're working nearly every part of your body and you get to listen to your favorite songs as you do it! 

Science shows dancing helps your body stay flexible, can help you lose weight, and even eliminates stress. Out of all exercise snacks, this one is perhaps the most fun as you do your favorite dance or make it up as you go along.

Walk to Your Favorite Spots

Walking is still considered the simplest and most effective form of exercise. Not only will you be able to take in some beautiful scenery, but you'll also help your heart and build muscle at the same time. Here at Moorings Park, all of our walking paths are rubberized, lessening the impact on your knees and joints, so you can go farther and feel better.

Say “so long” to the next shuttle ride and instead choose a walkable location near you. Perhaps your favorite coffee shop or nearest park?

Cooking and Baking

Household chores are always great snack exercises, whether that be house cleaning or even simple cooking and baking. So, why not get moving and make some delicious treats at the same time? 

At Moorings Park, we strive to promote a safe, healthy environment for the residents of each of our campuses in Naples, Florida. If preferred, our campuses feature fully equipped fitness centers with the added luxury of personal trainers to get your heart beating and blood flowing.

For more information on our communities, contact us on our website today or give us a call at 239-643-9111

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