Movement is LIFE.
Stop moving? You’re dead.
Fortunately, just a few simple movements will make a PROFOUND impact on your health and wellbeing. It will even enhance your strength, by taking off the “neurological brakes”…
You see, most people essentially drive around with the emergency brake on. Your body is fighting against itself instead of working together seamlessly, but you can change that…
The aches and pains that you’ve ignored for too long will melt away, if you spend JUST 5 minutes in the morning finding your flow…
KEY POINTS when you approach this new habit:
- Do it EVERY DAY
- Do exercises that give YOU the most bang for your buck
IS IT WORTH YOUR TIME?
5 minutes might not seem like a lot of time, but it really adds up when you simply do the math…
The average person spends about 2 hours per week exercising (120 minutes). Adding just 5 minutes of movement in the morning equals 30% extra….
5 minutes x 7 days = 35 minutes per week
35/120 minutes = .291666 >>>> 30% EXTRA
So while everyone else is training 12 months a year, you are training 16!
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The goal of exercise is to improve in some way. We want a Return (physical or mental improvement) on our Investment (time).
Ask anyone in finance if they’d like a guaranteed 30% return on their investments they would laugh at you because it’s just not possible. But with your physical health and wellness, it is.
This extra time has a dramatic effect on your strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. When you do the math, it just freakin’ makes sense.
HOW TO #5MINUTEFLOW
- Move continuously for 5:00 every morning. It’s the critical period for your day. Start every day off the right way.
- Make some big circles with all of your joints head to toe, or do some yoga/dance/martial arts movements.
- Just move. It doesn’t have to be scripted or rehearsed.
- Keep up with us on the 5-Minute Flow facebook group.
I understand that I might be a bit of an outlier when it comes to my desire to be moving frequently. However, we were built to move and do stuff, not to sit in a chair and look at our handheld dopamine machines. So this 5:00, hopefully just a start, is a way to move you in the right direction for a better life. By doing this every day instead of 35 minutes on Sundays, you get a compounding effect – each minute is exponentially more effective.
I just ran the numbers and it’s clear that we all MUST do this. Not only for the health benefits, but to have control of our lives. This won’t just give you a better/more flexible body, it will make you a better, more disciplined, and happier person.
Now that you understand a little bit better about how the body adapts, and the math behind these little extra minutes here and there, can you think of a good reason not to make daily movement part of your routine?
As I mentioned here before this goes perfectly with drinking two big cups of water right afterward–the health benefits are ridiculous. Move around, drink the water, and feel better than you ever have before–I can pretty much guarantee it.
Better EVERY day,
P.S. Grab a copy of 5 Minute Flow Video Series and Companion Guide for you or a loved one now!