I am so out of shape that I do Mini Sparks. Mini sparks are shorter in length than 10 min. sparks but also add up. I have Multiple sclerosis. I do marching in place as long as I can to build up my strength in a more gradual pace.
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I have a body bugg which I programed to remind me every hour to get up and exercise. The result is I am doing more mini sparks like marching or jogging in place, using a resistance bands, weights, doing pushups, or crunches.
I have a body bugg to keep track of calories burned. I found when I do mini sparks of marching in place for 1000 steps at a time or longer that my calorie burn stays elevated higher through out the day. I try to do 1000 per hour. Sitting I was burning 1.5 cal. per min. Marching in place makes it go up to 3.5 cal per min on average. Just get up and do it. It makes it easy to reach 10,000 steps in a day if you break it down !!!
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