Exercise and a healthy well-balanced diet are the makings of a long, healthy, and happy life. Exercise is known to promote heart health, strengthen muscles and bones and help in weight management. Being fit helps, we live life to the fullest. It gives energy to get on with our day-to-day activities.
While it is recommended to take on an exercise program lasting about 45 minutes at least 5 days a week, most people often do not find time for it. It therefore is a model that is not sustainable. Here are some ideas for mini workouts that deliver results while not making it seem like a chore.
This is a simple workout – walking at a brisk pace. You start with walking briskly, then walk faster and then jog. Complete the workout by reducing the speed and get back to walking briskly again. Keep your back straight and swing your arms as you walk. This easy workout requires all of 10 minutes and no preparation at all.
This workout involves climbing a flight of stairs for 2 minutes, and then you can walk briskly then cool off by climbing stair and slowing down completely.
This workout includes a few stretches of the arms, followed by squats. You can then jog at a fixed place, follow this with lunges. You can then do some push-ups. All this should take 10 minutes; Repeat the same set of exercise for the next 10 minutes to polish off the routine.
This workout focuses on the lower body. Lunges and jogging along with some reverse curls are recommended in this stage.
The sixth workout is for the abdomen. Lie on the floor and kick your legs as if you are pedaling a cycle. Reverse curls also help to tighten and tone the abdomen.
The best overall workout is jumping rope. This attacks all problem areas in the body and is relatively simple to do with a jump rope being the only special equipment required.
These mini workouts combine the best of walking, jogging and stretches. They can be performed in less than 15 to 20 minutes and are so simple to follow. They can be easily made to fit into your routine.