1-Minute Exercises – Whaaaat?

1-minute exercises – sounds too good to be true, right? If you’re trying to lose weight, I’m not going to tell you that one minute of exercising is truly going to get you to that goal. What I do know, though, is that a) you have to start somewhere and b) if you have no time, then knowing you can fit in a minute here and a minute there is better than nothing.

So this week on Working (Out) Mama on The Stir, I’m giving mamas a few ideas for sneaking in a minute of high intensity exercise during the day. Where did the idea come from? A study published this month in the American Journal of Health Promotion, which shows when it comes to preventing weight gain, it’s the intensity of the exercise that really matters, not necessarily the duration. In short – every minute counts.

1-minute exercises

A couple of other things I wanted to share…

Remember the post I wrote on strength and sexiness? Well, if it made you think, then you need to read this: The 6 Most Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos.  Brilliantly expressed and funny too.

Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the limited-edition FEED tote bag (plus goodies) from Women’s Health! If you’re in NYC and want to run the RUN 10 FEED 10 race on September 22, then take advantage of the discount code I’m offering, too! 🙂 It’s a great cause.



  1. Love the 1 minute activities – even for those of us who do work out they are nice through out the rest of our day!!

    • Yes! It’s such a manageable idea to just get a minute done here and a minute done there. Thanks so much for stopping by The Stir to leave a comment as well, Kim!! Much appreciated. 🙂