The Roxanne burpee challenge is much more than a fun way to finish your workout resulting in a metabolic disturbance. Besides being an awesome exercise that cranks your metabolism up, the burpee is great practice at getting down and up from the floor.
We may overlook the fact that getting down and up from the floor is so beneficial for increasing our longevity. The ability to get down and up from the floor is actually linked to a longer life.
It reflects our capacity to do a wide range of activities of daily living, and its functional fitness at its best. Keep in mind, there is no rule saying that you need to do burpees at a fast pace.
Just a single burpee uses almost all your joints, challenges your agility, balance, coordination and proprioception all in one exercise. The burpee reinforces movement patterns that can potentially save your life from injuries sustained during a fall, especially as we age.
Even if you only complete 1 burpee during the Roxanne burpee challenge then you are taking a huge step in the right direction at improving your health and longevity.