Find a five-minute yoga routine… and actually do it
Maybe in the back of your head, you think you’re going to hit the road today for a brain-cleansing three-mile run that’s even more for your mental health than your physical fitness. The problem: Add up the time for getting suited up, finding your workout headphones, and showering afterwards, and it’s an hour-plus ordeal. Meanwhile, the day’s schedule is already packed and there are emails still to come in.
The solution: Cut your losses on that run but find a bit of focus and gain a limbered-up feel with a five minute yoga routine instead.
There are plenty of ideas for quick bursts online, but the aptly-named Five Minute Yoga app is a good place to start. Each session features five yoga poses with instructions on how to do them, plus illustrations. (If you’re a total newbie, you may need to look the poses up on YouTube.) Click through each of the five 40-second poses and you’ll feel like a human again, inbox be damned.