- MindMate Team
Quick and Easy Exercises to fit into the busiest of schedules
You can find below 4 easy exercises, which you can do everywhere, every time. So, no excuses anymore for your 10-minute cardio blast. Set your alarm just 10 minutes earlier, and you will feel healthy and accomplished before you even begin the day! Or, workout for 10 minutes during your lunch break, and get back to work full of energy :)
1) Modified Burpees
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
Place your hands on the floor in front of you and step your legs and feet back, one leg at a time until you are in a plank position.
Step your feet back to the front, also one leg at a time.
Try 3-6 reps, depending on your fitness level.
Stand on the spot with feet shoulder-width apart.
Sit your butt back into a squat, but don’t let your knees go past your toes. Be sure to keep your weight on your heels and your chest up throughout.
Repeat this for two minutes.
3) Leg Raises
Lean back in your chair so that your back is supported by the back of the chair.
Lift your legs off the floor and stretch them out in front of you.
Hold this for 60 seconds at a time. You should feel your core tense as you hold.
4) Seated Ab Twists
Sit up straight with your butt towards the edge of a chair and your feet flat on the floor.
Put your hands behind your head and lift one knee toward the opposite elbow, twisting your body down toward it.
Return to your starting position with your back straight.
Finish 15 twists, then repeat on the other side.
So, there you have it. You really can squeeze a health-boosting workout into 10 minutes; and a 10-minute workout into even the busiest parts of your day! Master these and build them into your routine and you’ll soon find yourself looking and feeling healthier, fitter and stronger. All while still maintaining your busy schedule, it’s as easy as that! Finally, don’t forget to check out the MindMate App for many more quick and simple exercise workouts and videos, as well as nutritional advice and meal plans to further your fitness!