Moving your body helps get rid of waste, rev up your immune system, improve digestion, maintain a healthy body weight, boost energy, build healthy bones and strong muscles, it’s good for your heart, and so much more!
That’s why it’s SO IMPORTANT to make time for workouts, which can take less time than you might think. :)
And here’s one to try (see below) for some proof of how effective a quick workout can be!
It’s tempting to shrug off your workout when time is tight ... but I don’t recommend that, for one simple reason.
It’s so much easier to STAY on track then it is to GET BACK on track!
This low impact workout below is efficient because it alternates cardio activities with strength exercises, giving you the best of both worlds.
Do a 5-minute warm-up (brisk walking, leg swings, arm swings, etc.) and then:
5 minutes of cardio activity (walking, jogging, running, etc.)
Then do this circuit:
15 squats (https://media.giphy.com/media/1qfKN8Dt0CRdCRxz9q/giphy.gif)
10 push-ups (https://media.giphy.com/media/7YCC7PTNX2TOhJQ6aW/giphy.gif) Knees down as needed!
10 lunges each side (https://media.giphy.com/media/cXHxOJu8vEwhoApxjy/giphy.gif)
10 triceps dips (https://media.giphy.com/media/yr17KHeCtKgjGE1SMb/giphy.gif)
20 shoulder bridges (https://media.giphy.com/media/oOGc4pXsX22XjE2eTA/giphy.gif)
30 sec - 1-min plank (https://media.giphy.com/media/39wjDz1y3UI51qgv4K/giphy.gif) If back hurts put knees down.
3-5 minutes cardio activity
Repeat the circuit for a total of 15 to 25 minutes, and then cool down with light movement (such as easy walking) to bring your heart rate back to normal. You’ll be so proud of yourself after you do this!
If you’re looking for support, motivation, and more great workouts, be sure to reach out and let me know how I can help. I have classes, personal training and buddy training available at the studio and on zoom.
Try this today or over the weekend and let me know how it goes for you!