23 Ways to Improve Your Health in Only 15 Minutes Per Day

“I’m too busy” is by far the most common excuse we use to avoid exercising or eating well.

When we say we don’t have enough time, what we really mean is “I don’t have enough time for that”. 

If we were to add up all the time we spend watching Netflix, surfing the web or playing on our phones throughout the average week I’m sure we could find a little extra time for a workout or to prep our meals a bit better.

Starting healthier routines doesn’t have to take up a huge amount of time, though. In fact, there’s are plenty of things you can do in just 15 minutes to start living healthier today.

Here are 23 ways to improve your health in just 15 minutes:

1. Take the stairs

Stair climbing requires 8-9 times more energy expenditure than sitting and burns about 7 times more calories than taking a lift. Read More

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Pillow vs. Fitbit: Sleep Tracking Head to Head

During my 17.5-hour train ride from the Bay Area to Portland, I tested new-to-me devices and put them head-to-head with my usual ones. While using them to track my various wellness metrics, I considered accuracy, user interface, ease of use, features, and intuitiveness. Here’s the first round with my Fitbit Flex, a wearable, and Pillow, an iOS app:

Before I went to sleep (reclined in a train seat!), I quickly tapped my Fitbit Flex for two seconds to set it in sleep mode and put my iPhone on my seat after turning on Pillow. Things got interesting from there.

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