Lack of time plays a large role in the struggle to maintain a regular exercise routine. The unpredictable schedule of first responders can make fitting in a workout even more challenging. Continuous exercise for as little as five minutes, can be beneficial to retain (and even improve) muscular strength and cardiovascular health. Dr. David Frost, a professor of biomechanics and exercise physiology, has created a workout program called Five Minutes of Fun that he regularly posts on his website. Every two/three weeks he publishes a video demonstrating a five-minute total body workout using everyday objects and bodyweight as resistance. These workouts are challenging but can be adapted to any fitness level. If you have any questions feel free to contact a Peer Fitness Trainer or an Austin Public Safety Wellness Center Exercise Physiologist.
The complete Five Minutes of Fun online video library can be accessed here.
To learn more about Dr. Frost access his biography here.