Do you want to lose weight, get in shape, and be healthier but think you’re simply too pressed for time to get in a workout? If so, you are certainly not alone. Many people feel like their schedule is simply too hectic to get in the workout they need to get in shape and improve their health. The good news is that you don’t actually need a lot of time to get in a solid workout. In fact, you don’t even really need to join a gym. If you can carve out just 10 minutes from your busy day, you can get in a workout.
1. Chair Dips
This exercise is great because you can do it at home, in your office, or even in a hotel room if you are traveling, because it doesn’t require any special equipment. All you need is a sturdy chair. Begin by sitting on the edge of the chair with your hands placed next to your hips. Next, slide your bottom off the edge of the chair and bend your elbows to 90-degree angles. Now, keep your back near the chair and push up. Perform 10 to 12 repetitions. You can perform this exercise in just 10 minutes and be on your way with the rest of your day.
2. Butterfly Abs
This is another great exercise that can be performed anywhere, making it easy to get in a quick workout whenever is most convenient for you. Begin by lying back and placing the soles of your feet together. Relax your knees out to the side. Next, place your hands behind your head so
that your elbows are pointing outward. Now, tighten your abs, lift your chest and shoulders upward, and then release your position back down. Perform 10 to 12 repetitions.
3. Modified Push-ups
Begin by getting down on all fours with your knees together. Walk your hands outward and lift your feet. Move your hands so that they are slightly wider than your chest. Your head, back, neck, and bottom should all be in alignment. Make sure you keep your abs tight while bending your elbows and lowering your chest toward the floor. Next, press your back upward. Perform 10 to 12 repetitions.
To perform this exercise, you will need a sturdy platform or a stair. Begin by placing your right foot on the platform or stair and then step up with your left leg. Next, step down with your left leg so that you reach back about 12 inches. Now, follow with your right leg. Do this 12 times while keeping your chest lifted. Next, switch sides and repeat the process. As you begin to get stronger, you can add weights to this exercise.
Getting in shape does take a commitment, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you need to commit hours every day to get in a workout. With just 10 minutes a day you can get in a good workout regardless of where you may be or even how busy you are. Before you know it, you’ll start losing weight, getting stronger, and feeling better.