Health Sunday: 5 Minute Workout to Jump-start your Metabolism

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

Do you have 5 minutes for “me time” in the day? Of course you do and that is all you need for an intense workout to jump-start your metabolism. With me being a busy mom, employee, employer, writer and laundry list of other things, some days are impossible to get in a sixty or even thirty minute workout. However, no matter what I try to get in a minimum of five minutes. In fact, some research suggest that a short blast of a powerful workout, is more effective than a workout that is slow and steady.


Here are five workouts you can do with your own body weight. They can be done at home, work, or on the go.

  • 25 jumping jacks
  • 60 seconds of jumping rope (can do with or without jump rope)
  • 20 crunches
  • 15 slow, controlled squats
  • 10 slow, controlled push-ups

If you find yourself completing the routine before five minutes, do each exercise for sixty seconds.


  • Always break when you need to and drink plenty of water.
  • Customize your work out if you need to.
  • No matter what exercise you do, give 100%.

Happy Exercising!


Missy B. Salick


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