We know it’s hard to make time for exercise, so we’ve designed MoveWell to be something you can do at home—or wherever you are—with no special equipment and no cost involved. We’ll post a different free online workout each month to keep you moving the whole year through. The workouts are great for all fitness levels, with “Make It Easier” and “Make It Harder” variations for each movement.
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Reminder: All adults should aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week, which averages about 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. We recommend performing this workout routine 2-3 days a week (on non-consecutive days) and choosing other activities like jogging, biking, swimming, yoga or group fitness classes on the other 2-3 days of the week.
This month’s workout features a series movements that can be performed using only a mat, a towel, a stopwatch or timer, a chair and your body. You can make each movement more challenging or easier, depending on your current fitness level. When the whole workout is performed, it provides a balanced dose of training for cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle endurance, balance and core stability.
Begin with a 4-5 minute total-body warm-up. Use the sample below or something similar, or go for a short walk and do a few stretches. Then perform the exercises in this workout in order, with intervals of 40 seconds work to 20 seconds rest. If you are new to exercise, complete the workout two times, taking 1-2 minutes of rest between the first round and the second round. If you’re feeling up to it, repeat the workout a third or fourth time. Finish with about 5 minutes of wrap-up and stretches using the sample wrap-up below or something similar.
You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before beginning any exercise program. It’s important to understand that participating in an exercise program can lead to physical injuries. If you participate in MoveWell, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in Movewell, and assume all risk of injury to yourself. If you engage in the MoveWell program, you agree to release and discharge Upstate Affiliate Organization d/b/a Greenville Health System and its affiliate organizations from any and all claims or causes of action related to or arising from your participation in the MoveWell program.
View a print-friendly version of the January workout here.
Double-pump body squat
Kneeling push-up knee walk
Lateral hop tap
Single-leg reverse lunge with knee lift (right)
Single-leg reverse lunge with knee lift (left)
V-sit with towel twist
Kneeling elbow plank with shoulder tap
Back extension snow angel
Jumping jacks with overhead towel press
Objective: This sample warm-up consists of 10 movement patterns organized to prepare the entire body for moderate to vigorous exercise. Movements should feel progressively larger and more challenging. The heart rate and core temperature should be slightly elevated at the completion of the sequence.
Instructions: Perform the movements in sequence, spending 30-60 seconds on each movement and transitioning immediately into the next exercise.
Total time: 5-10 minutes
Objective: This sample wrap-up consists of movements and postures organized to help recover from a total-body exercise routine. The heart rate, breathing rate and core temperature should return to resting at the completion of the sequence.
Instructions: Perform the movements in sequence, spending 10-30 seconds on each posture and transitioning immediately into the next.
Total Time: 5 minutes (minimum)