Got 10 Minutes? Try a Mini Workout
May 16, 2022
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
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.
Next Steps & Resources:
- Meet our source: Nicole Brokaw, Physical therapist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
- To make an appointment with a physical therapist near you, call 800-822-8905 or visit our website.
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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