Work life combined with home life can quickly become hectic, leaving us little to no time at all to get to a gym. Many face the obstacle of time management and in return, their health is put on the back burner. Your health is the most important thing you have to offer your family, because if you aren’t healthy, you can’t take care of them.
Some benefits of exercising daily include a better and more clear mindset, increased energy, increased endorphins (happy hormones, who wouldn’t want more of these?!), and of course a healthier body inside and out. A healthy body is a happy body!
Something we can all do is fit in a quick ten-minute workout in the comfort of your own home! It’s not about the time spent working out, but rather the number of calories that are burned. The trick to this is keeping the intensity high, this is called high intensity training (HIIT). It’s been proven to be very effective and burns a lot of calories in little time. It’s a dream come true for busy workers!
Here is a ten minute full body workout that can be done anywhere! No equipment—all you need is a clock. ***
Complete everything back to back—no breaks!
- Jumping squats
- Jumping jacks
- Mountain climbers
- Sit ups
- Push ups
Do each exercise for one minute, then repeat once more from the first exercise listed. Make sure to cool down properly and stretch. If you have time to walk for five minutes afterwards to slowly lower your heart rate back down, I highly encourage it! Now you are set for the rest of your busy day, filled with energy, motivation, and focus!
Ashley LaPointe has a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in strength and conditioning and an emphasis in nutrition.
***Before experimenting with any exercises and nutrition tips posted on A Healthy Career, always consult with your physician, wellness or health practitioner.