10 'Exercise Snacks' You Can Do for Heart Health

Brisk Walking:

Take a brisk walk around your neighborhood or office building for 5-10 minutes several times a day.

Stair Climbing:

Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. Climb up and down a flight of stairs a few times as an exercise snack.

Jumping Jacks:

Do a set of jumping jacks for 1-2 minutes to get your heart rate up and boost circulation.

Desk Exercises:

Perform desk exercises such as leg lifts, chair squats, or seated leg extensions for a quick burst of activity while at work.


Put on your favorite song and dance around for a few minutes to elevate your heart rate and improve mood.


Ride a stationary bike or do a few minutes of cycling on a regular bike to get your heart pumping.

High Knees:

Stand in place and lift your knees as high as possible while jogging in place for 1-2 minutes.

Wall Push-Ups:

Do a set of wall push-ups against a sturdy wall to strengthen your upper body and get your heart rate up.


Hold a plank position for 30 seconds to 1 minute to engage your core muscles and improve overall strength.

Stretching Breaks:

Take short stretching breaks throughout the day to improve flexibility and circulation.

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