1. Walk for 15 minutes a day to get health benefits. 1
According to Livestrong, walking for just 15 minutes a day won't lead to weight loss but it CAN lead to strengthening your lungs and heart, decreasing your risk of heart disease, strengthening your muscles, improving your bone density and relieving stress.
2. Get 15 minutes of moderate exercise to increase your life span. 2
According to Shape, a study found that you can add three years to your lifespan if you engage in moderate exercise daily. This can include exercise such as brisk walking. Researchers found that doing this amount of activity can also lower the incidence of cancer and cancer-related deaths.
3. Practice just 15 minutes of mindful meditation a day. 3
According to a Harvard study, you only need 10-15 minutes of mindful meditation a day in order to reap the benefits of a calmer mind. Researchers recommend starting your day with a 15-minute sun salutation, taking 15 minutes at lunch or even ending your day with a meditation app such as Headspace.
5. Sign up for the "Take 15" challenge for quick and easy improvements. 5
According to the Huffington Post, you can sign up for the Take 15 challenge to improve your life 15 minutes at a time. Besides moving, other things you can do include getting sleep and drinking water. Bring it on!
6. Take a bath for 15 minutes to calm your mind. 6
According to another Huffington Post article, a great way to improve your health is to take a warm bath for 15 minutes (or, let's face it, longer is better too). A hot bath can also relax your muscles, which is great when paired with some walking earlier in the day.
7. Boost your energy with 15 minutes of morning yoga. 7
According to Health, another great way to improve your health with just 15 minutes a day is to try doing yoga in the morning. This morning yoga routine is great for anyone who wants some more mindfulness and other health benefits too.