Between work, having a social life, spending time with your family and running errands, when are you supposed to fit in an hour long workout? While experts suggest working out for 45 minutes a day, we know how difficult it is to sometimes fit that work out in your schedule. According to Prevention.com, a study found that “women who split their exercise into 10-minute increments were more likely to exercise consistently, and lost more weight after five months, than women who exercised for 20 to 40 minutes at a time.”
We’ve come up with four workouts (and activities) you can do at home and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Yoga. Yoga has so many health benefits and can be done in the privacy of your own home (or office). Not only will yoga help to tone your core, it can help reduce stress and has shown to give you a sense of “calmness”. Yoga is easy for beginners and challenging for even the fittest of athletes.
Walking. Go for a quick walk around the block after you get home from work. For an average person a ten minute moderate walk would burn roughly 50 calories, while a vigorous walk would burn about 70. While that doesn’t seem like a large amount of calories burned, it can add up if you add them on to each other and go in the morning, during lunch and after dinner.
Jumping Jacks. Prevention.com suggests five to ten minutes of jumping jacks. On average you can burn up to 90 calories in ten minutes. Jumping jacks have shown to increase health in your heart and helps tone and increase your muscle size, especially in your calves.
Go online. Thanks to popular websites like Pinterest and Tumblr, there are a variety of easy at home workouts that are just a quick Google search away. Try keywords, “easy home workouts” or “10 minute workouts” for millions of ideas.
Exercising for 30 minutes a day has been shown to be a contributing factor to losing weight. What are your favorite at home exercise tips?