10 Quick exercises you can do on a busy schedule
A recent study conducted by the University of Virginia following the exercise regime of men and women who followed simple, quick 10 minute exercises were afforded the same results as those younger than them. In fact, these same individuals in this study had the same muscular strength, endurance and flexibility as those who were 20 years younger than them. Check out some of these quick short exercises you can do no matter how tight your schedule is and be on the road to optimum health.
1 Take a Brisk 5 Minute Power Walk
Are you pressed for time and just have time to get your morning newspaper and be on your merry way? Why not try taking a quick power walk up to the corner of your street and back and notice how stimulated your body will be afterward? What a fantastic way to get your blood pumping and your body prepared for a brand new day. All you need is just five minutes of time, and you could be making significant impact on your overall health. Those who incorporate some form of exercise into their daily routine have noticed they have more stamina and perform better in the workplace.
2 Use your Treadmill while Caring for a sick Child or Babysitting
This is ideal for stay at home moms and those who have young ones they take care of. While your little one takes a nap set a timer on your treadmill for about ten to fifteen minutes and do a quick workout while they nap. Instead of sitting by the television and eating useless carbs try this neat quick exercise and notice how quickly the pounds will come off. You will be in ideal shape and feel much more content. Try it out during that next nap time your youngster takes.
3 Do 5 to 10 Minutes Of Jumping Jacks
Ladies did you know that if you can fit in one 10 minute jumping jack exercise that it could give your body some impressive results. A woman who weighs 150 pounds can burn 90 calories simply by doing jumping jackets for 10 minutes. Wow, how cool is that? While your children are at school or playing, you can fit in a quick exercise and shed off some unwanted pounds.
4 Pushups As You Cook
Are you busy cooking? Why not use this time to not only make your family something nutritious to eat but to keep your body fit? Stand an arm’s length away from your counter as you wait for your pot to boil. Push against your counter top to build those well-defined arms and shoulders.
5 Shoot Hoops with your Kids after Dinner
After dinner burn off those calories by shooting some hoops with your children and their friends. Not only will you be burning some calories it is a great way to bond with your children and see the children they hang out with.
6 Dumbbell Exercises Before Bed
Right before you prepare for bed why not do a few simple dumbbell repetitions and give yourself a quick workout before calling it a night. After all, only a few minutes a day adds up rather quickly over a period of time.
7 Take several walks around the block while you wait for your child at the bus stop
Why not arrive at the bus stop early and take a few quick brisk walks around the block while you’re waiting for your youngster to come home from school?
8 Walk around the Medical Buildings While Waiting on your Next Doctor Appointment
Instead of being on pins and needles anxiously awaiting to see your doctor why not dispel some of that nervous energy and take a walk through the various medical buildings. Don’t forget to ask the receptionist how long your wait is and get your body pumping and on the road to great health.
9 Walk to your Next Meeting
Instead of driving to your next meeting and as long as time permits and it’s within a reasonable distance why not walk to your next conference meeting? Try leaving fifteen minutes early and give your cardiovascular system and keep your heart and lungs in tip top shape.
10 Use the Stairs Instead of the Elevator at Work
Try going up the stairs instead of the elevator and give your legs and body the exercise it actually needs. Remember just a few minutes can make a significant impact on anyone’s health.