As life starts getting back to normal and we’re heading back into the office, it’s become more difficult to find some time for exercise. Working out doesn’t always need to be an hourlong affair. Sometimes, just taking a few minutes out of your day can make a big difference. To help you out, we’ve come up with a simple 10-minute workout that’ll fit with any work or social schedule.
Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have the time to make it to the gym. Much less dedicate an hour or two to being there. When it comes to working out, a quick and easy workout can make a big difference as long as you do it consistently. Plus, by doing it regularly, you’ll be able to gain enough strength to switch up the workouts and reach new fitness goals. To get started, it’s important to keep it light and easy so you don’t overstrain yourself. So, we’ve come up with a 10-minute workout that can be broken down into two sections: cardio and floorwork.
We personally recommend starting your workout by doing floorwork, as it can wake up your muscles and not tire you out too much so you can make it to the cardio section. Deciding what floorwork routine you want to try out all depends on where on your body you want to build strength. If you want to tighten up your core, consider doing standard crunches, planks, or mountain climbers. If you want to work on your glutes, doing a few squats, fire hydrants, or hip thrusts. Once you’ve decided which area to focus on, it’s time to get to work. Instead of trying to do a full 5-minute round, it’s likely better for your body if you dedicate one full minute to the exercise and then take about a 30 second break. This way you won’t overstrain yourself and will have time for a well-deserved water break.
Once your floorwork is out of the way, it’s time to step into some cardio. One of the best things about this workout is that it’s completely up to you to decide what your body is capable of and there’s really no wrong route to take. If you’re at work, you can just take a 5-minute break from your desk chair to walk up and down the stairs of your office if they’re accessible. If you’re in the comfort of your own home, jumping jacks are a great way to move your entire body and still get some cardio in. Seeing as this is just a quick 5-minute cardio session, it can likely be done all at once. However, it’s key to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. Taking a break does not mean you’re giving up, it just means you’re prioritizing your health.
Who knew a 10-minute workout could be both simple and effective. No matter what plans you have for the day, this exercise really does deliver if it becomes a daily habit. Get to work!