This article originally appeared in Well+Good.
Staying active can be a struggle, especially when you're not feeling motivated (ahem: like at the end of summer). Sometimes, the idea of going on a run or doing a 45-minute Pilates session feels impossible—but, that doesn't mean you can't squeeze in a bit of movement. Even if your workout isn't particularly long or challenging, it still counts. Peloton instructor Jess Sims learned this when she went from twice-a-day basketball practice to working out three times during a six-month period.
"I had this mindset that if I didn't have an hour or two hours to go to the gym, it wasn't worth it," says Sims during an episode of The Well+Good Podcast. "Leaning into the shorter workouts, it's getting people to actually see how possible it is to move on a daily basis when we remove the thought that you have to work out for 45 minutes a day."