Mini workouts are popular nowadays because people are doing too much! The student on the go, the young professional, the busy mom, etc. They are all in different stages of life, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all out of time! Seriously, everyone has a tight schedule nowadays and fitting a workout in is getting increasingly harder. Many times people just give up on it altogether, but those who want to be more health conscious and willing to make time for it will choose to opt for mini workouts. Mini workouts can be as little as 10 minutes long. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week in order to maintain your weight (www.cdc.gov). Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all at once. You can spread it out to 30 minutes per day/five days a week.
Don’t have a block of thirty minutes available in your day? This is where those mini workouts come in clutch! You can do three 10 minute workouts per day to reach your goal of 30 minutes. Can’t get all 30 minutes in? Guess what? 10 minutes a day is still much more than nothing at all! So how can you put this plan into action? I’ll give you a real life example that I helped design for my husband…
First 10 minute session:
Quick barbell bench press: 1 set of 10 reps
Push-ups: 1 set of 10 reps
Squats: 1 set of 10 reps
Second 10 minute session:
10 minute walk around the building before lunch time.
Third 10 minute session:
10 minute walk around the building as he calls me on the phone for a quick chat.
Does he always do all three? No! Some days he does, some days he’s lucky if he can get one or two in. You know what though? It’s still better than nothing! It really does make a difference and will have a positive impact on your health, mood and general well being. Make an effort to take care of yourself and prioritize working a little bit of exercise into your day!
Want to try a mini workout? I just posted one on my Instagram account and you can see it here:
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