Got 10 Minutes? Try a Mini Workout

young woman working out

May 16, 2022

Clinical Contributors to this story:

Getting exercise doesn’t have to be a monumental task. Even just 10 minutes here and there throughout your day can make a noticeable and positive impact on your health. 

Be on the lookout for 10-minute pauses and use your creativity to get the most out of them:

Waiting for water to boil or dinner to come out of the oven?

Try a few mini circuits of:

  • Counter push-ups
  • Standing donkey kicks
  • Lunges

Got 10 minutes at work?

  • Walk the stairs on a break
  • Do bicep curls during a virtual training or meeting break

Scrolling through social media?

Workout while you scroll with this exercise game:

  • 5 calf raises for every ad you scroll past
  • 5 squats for every pet image you see
  • 5 lunges for every food photo that pops up

Ready to turn up the heat?

High-intensity interval training (commonly known as HIIT) can give you the most bang for your buck because it usually works the whole body and increases your heart rate.

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The material provided through HealthU is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual care.

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